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The dynamic between the United States and China will have great implications for foreign policy—not to mention China’s own fortunes—argues Wang Jisi, dean of the School of International Studies at Peking University, in an article appearing in the latest issue of Foreign Affairs. “The United States is currently the only country with the capacity and the ambition to exercise global primacy,” Wang writes. While China’s economic growth and rise to prominence has been rapid, the US remains a global leader in economics, education, culture, technology, and science. “China, therefore, must maintain a close relationship with the United States if its modernization efforts are to succeed.”