International relations experts agree that the file of US-China relations is one of the most complicated and problematic issues on the world stage. Perhaps the most important characteristic of the relationship between the two superpowers is the amount of overlap and great conflicts of interest.
Some analysts like to see the current Chinese-US relationship as the US-European relationship a century ago, relative to the huge amount of trade, and the great competition that leads to a lot of mistrust, due to the deep differences in the majority of files from trade and economy, and human rights to the most sensitive topics in the strategic issues, such as new weapon technology, to security and espionage.
The relationship between Washington and Beijing is currently witnessing a new wave of political and strategic escalation, especially from the US side. Although this escalation is not new from its predecessors during the past decade at least, but in terms of form it may be more severe perhaps.
The rivalry between the two countries has rarely been made public. Under the official statements, the two sides call for cooperation and partnership in various fields and files, but the truth says otherwise. The tension within the political corridors in Beijing and Washington is very deep and takes the form of an international conflict. Integrated economically, politically, militarily and security.
Some parties in the United States see China as a dangerous adversary that it must confront and contain its rise, even by military force. China threatens US interests, especially in the Middle East, through its alliance with Moscow, Washington's historic enemy.