Wednesday, 18 May 2011

The relationship between America and China...
For this weeks blog task I have chosen to look at the following article which discusses the significance of the relationship between China and America.
China is one of the oldest civilizations with the biggest population in the world. The United States is one of the youngest populations with the largest economy. The relationship between these to peoples is significant for the future and the whole world.
My chosen article weighs up the differences and the similarities between the two countries. The article says that the White House needs assistance from China to handle North Korea and other issues. Also the article suggest that America needs China to help fight terrorism.
Diplomatically, the mutual foreign policies is the reason for many misunderstandings and difficulties between the two nations. One reason given as to why they are "friends" is China does not have the culture that America does and therefore it is necessary to deal with political and diplomatic issues. American culture takes the form of hegemonism with a strong religious flavour that is labeled its self-defined freedom democracy and human rights standard. The essence of Chinese culture is family affection and attachment. Any individual behaviour that is damaging to the nation's dignity is not encouraged in Chinese society as they think highly of their reputation.
The article continues to say that the two countries need to handle Sino-US relationship appropriately both sides need to realise the necessity to further understanding and respect for each others cultures, which, is often neglected.

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