Finding Common Ground with a Rising China, Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, Second Session, June 23, 2010   [open pdf - 206KB]

From the opening statement of John F. Kerry: "Today, we are gathered to discuss another important issue, and one that will be with us, in terms of the relationship, throughout this century certainly, probably the single most important relationship that will define a lot of global events over the course of this century, and that is, how we find common ground with a rising China. [...] How the United States, in concert with our friends and allies, responds to China's growing economic might, military capabilities, and political influence will significantly shape the international order of this century. [...] Even as we seek common ground with China, we will never abandon our values. We have to continue to encourage China to adhere to international human norms for rights--human rights, labor rights, political rights--and environmental protection. Based on my own conversations with China's top leaders, I believe that our commitment to these values can actually support China's own long-term efforts to build a harmonious society. And finally, while our companies will inevitably compete in many areas, there are challenges, such as climate change, where our two nations should be collaborating against a shared threat, and where, together, we have the ability to offer leadership to the world." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Carla A. Hills, John F. Kerry, Richard G. Lugar, Russell D. Feingold, Laura Tyson, and Stephen S. Roach.

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S. Hrg. 111-764; Senate Hearing 111-764
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