Experts give views of China-US relationship
Two local international studies experts, who were interviewed for "40 on 40," a book about diplomacy between the US and China over the past four decades, shared their views of the current relationship at the ongoing Shanghai Book Fair.
The book was edited by the Center for American Studies at Fudan University and Shanghai Institute of American Studies (SIAS).
An English version is planned by US-based press Cengage Learning.
Li Chunkai, head of the book's publisher New World Press, said they will promote this book in other countries and regions.
The team behind the book spent a year traveling to seven cities in the US and China to interview 40 politicians and scholars.
Wu Xinbo, one of the interviewees and director of SIAS, said the relationship between the US and China was going ahead with twists and turns and it should be cherished.
He believes friendly cooperation between the two countries can benefit people on both sides.
Yang Jiemian, director of the academic board of the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies and another interviewee, said the views in this book were an important part of telling Chinese stories to the world.
Sha Hailin, deputy director of the standing committee of CPPCC Shanghai Committee and head of the Shanghai People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, said the publication of the book was especially meaningful at this time and the relationship between the US and China is an issue that should be taken into consideration by not only the people in the two countries but also the whole world.