Disputes in Asia pose challenge to Obama

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Meanwhile, Mr. Xi’s ascent in China has raised expectations of a warmer chapter in the U.S.-China relationship.

Mr. Xi formed an emotional bond with the United States when first visited in 1985 as part of an agricultural delegation and stayed with a family in Muscatine, Iowa. He has visited the United States many times since and has a daughter who studies at Harvard University.

“There is a lot of hope in both capitals that this [warming of ties] is possible,” Mr. Bush said.

Mr. Schriver, however, said it almost doesn’t matter who is in the leadership in the United States or in China.

“We are going to have a prolonged period of competition,” he said. “The job of our leaders will be to manage that competition to ensure that it is benign and doesn’t turn into a crisis or even conflict.”

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Ashish Kumar Sen

Ashish Kumar Sen

Ashish Kumar Sen is a reporter covering foreign policy and international developments for The Washington Times.

Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Sen worked for publications in Asia and the Middle East. His work has appeared in a number of publications and online news sites including the British Broadcasting Corp., Asia Times Online and Outlook magazine.

 

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