Chinese President Hu Jintao's recent state visit to the United States will influence the two nations' relations hugely for the better.
It is no longer an option just to ignore the other side.
There is a huge area of disagreement between China and the US. The point is friends talk about these issues on the table.
It became very clear that no matter what differences between China and the US on a range of issues, everyone is on the same boat together.