China-US relations

If Beijing wants to maximise international support and minimise resistance to its rise, the government needs to accept that the way it looks at itself is not always the way others look at it. Illustration: Craig Stephens

China should care about its image in the West

The anti-China syndrome in the US runs deep. While America’s approach to the bilateral relationship needs to be based on more realistic expectations, not to mention humility, China must also consider what it can do to ease tensions.