U.S. should remain open to coexistence with China: Kissinger, xinhuanet.com

— The United States should “remain open to a policy of coexistence” with China, former U.S. Secretary of State and long-time diplomat Henry Kissinger said recently in an interview published by Business Insider.

In the interview with Mathias Dopfner, the CEO of Axel Springer, a media and technology company, Kissinger discussed U.S. relations with Europe and China, according to the script posted on Business Insider’s website on Sunday. Noting a prevailing public opinion in the United States that “our main task is to confront it (China) and to reduce its capacity to be a major country,” Kissinger said, “China has been a major country for thousands of years. And in different historical epochs. And so, the recovery of China should be not surprising.”

“Its consequences are that America, for the first time in its history, is facing a country of potentially comparable capacities in economics, and with great historic skill in conducting international affairs,” he added. Läs artikel