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Dustin Beene

The relationship between the U.S and China has had a rich history. After the Cold War era China lifted most trading sanctions and the U.S and China began a trading partnership that was mutually beneficial to its peoples. The relationship as of recently hasn’t been as stable as it has been. Due to China’s rise in economic power, China no longer feels like it needs the U.S anymore and many Chinese people feel that they are going to surpass the U.S in the global economy. This sudden surge in economic gain has created tension between the two countries. With China on the rise the relationships future seems as unsteady as ever.

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This topic connects to diverse ways of thinking because I will explain the history of this trading relationship and both sides didn’t always see eye to eye.