Reuben Jeffery, CSIS | May 15, 2009
The US - China relationship remains the most important in world politics. ++ "China's response to the financial turmoil has been forthright" and has impressed governments across the world. ++ The US supports China's membership in the reconstituted Financial Stability Board, as well as giving China more influence within the IMF that reflects their presence in the global economy. ++ The US and China should now step back and identify principles that can guide policymakers as they continue to build on the relationship and "take the long view."