Policy & History

Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, shakes hands with then-U.S Vice President Joe Biden, left, as they pose for photos at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Lintao Zhang, Pool)

The U.S.-China relationship is the most consequential in the world today.  It is a dynamic and growing relationship built upon a foundation of mutual trust and respect, growing trade and people to people exchange.