Dubbed the Sweet and Sour Sessions, the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA), and Tsinghua University co-sponsored the second in a series of U.S.-China Track II strategic dialogues in Alexandria, Virginia on April 12-13, 2011.
The following report for Sweet and Sour II is divided into four sections: Introduction; Troubling Aspects of the U.S.-China Relationship; Positive Aspects of the U.S.-China Relationship; and How to Move Forward. This is not a consensus document. The conclusions are those of the author. Click here to view the report. By Donald Zagoria.
The first dialogue of this series was held on November 9-10, 2010. The NCAFP and Tsinghua University decided to organize these Track II dialogues at a time of rising tension in U.S.-China relations. The goal was to identify common interests of the United States and China to offer suggestions for managing differences. The conference included officials, former officials and scholars from the two countries. The report from the first session can be found here.