U.S. Rebalance to Asia and Responses from China’s Research Community
The U.S. “pivot” or rebalance toward the Asia-Pacific region, under the Obama Administration, was viewed as a major foreign strategy initiative. Inevitably China became an important part of the whole picture. Overall, China has estimated the U.S. rebalance to Asia in a cool-minded manner, and has tried not to overreact to the rebalance. However, with the election of Donald Trump as the new U.S. President, considerable uncertainties are emerging regarding U.S. policies toward Asia and China. Challenges are ahead of us to manage the Sino-American relationship in the coming year.