04-02-2009 14:00Special Report: G20 Summit in London
The first face-to-face meeting between Chinese President Hu Jintao and his US counterpart Barack Obama has attracted worldwide attention. Experts in the US say the meeting signals a good beginning for bilateral ties between China and the new Obama administration.
|Professor David Shambaugh, George Washington University|
Professor David Shambaugh is an expert on China policy from George Washington University. He says economics is now on the top agenda of China-US relations. He views the talks between the two leaders as positive and a good start.
Professor David Shambaugh, George Washington University said "The US-China agenda is a complicated agenda. I think economics is on the top of the agenda. Obama's acceptance of Hu's invitation to visit China later this year is a good sign. Obama's administration starts a very good beginning with China."
Shambaugh also recognizes China's important role in international affairs. He says development of China-US ties will not only benefit the two sides, but the whole world.