Three Sage Points About China

By James Fallows

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of interviewing Sidney Rittenberg, in Seattle, about his six-plus decades of involvement in U.S.-Chinese affairs, including the 16 years he spent in solitary confinement in prisons of Mao's China.

This week, also in Seattle, he received at age 92 a "Lifetime Achievement" award from the Washington State China Relations Council. In a terse four minutes, from time 17:00 to 21:00 below, he offers what I consider several sage points for stable and productive relations between the countries. 

These points may not seem original or earth-shattering, but I think they are right, and worth reflecting on. 

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/china/archive/2013/10/three-sage-points-about-china/280375/