對話過程背後充滿連串助力以及阻力都影響對話能否順利運行。研究對話過程與過後所引發的效應也是對未來雙邊關係做出評估的重要依據。在理解華府與北京在對話過程中的因果關係後，更能有系統的檢驗對未來的國際格局的轉變。 The Sino-US relation is always the critical part among the international relations during the post-cold war era. As a rising power, China is influential to the regional issue about peace and stability. Therefore, according to its own plan, the US has enlarged and deepened the interactions with Beijing in several aspects such as economy, politics and military. Economic aspect, above all, is the most important.
During the post-cold war era, economic interactions between China and the US have enlarged gradually year by year. However, political conflicts have occurred from time to time. With the instability of political environment, economic interdependence has become a restrictive factor to both sides. Although economic interdependence contributes to a peaceful relation, it might also discount peaceful achievements if other political factors remain unstable.
Under this circumstance, the US-China Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED) has become a mechanism in order to strengthen mutual communication and cooperation in economic aspect. Economic aspect is the most stable part in both sides’relation and lager economic interactions also bring more mutual trans-national interests to both societies. The arrangement of SED therefore becomes the latest way of engagement between Washington and Beijing.
In this thesis, this author focuses on the important variations and main issues among the US-China relation from the very beginning of China’s participation into the World Trade Organization to the fifth SED nowadays. This thesis reveals not only mutual economic relation but also comprehensive relation which is established through the SED.
Also in this thesis, the author discusses both positive and negative factors among the progress of the SED. All these factors and the effects that have been triggered during the process are vital and fundamental parts for the further evaluation to the future US-China relation. After realizing the cause and effect of the SED, it will bring us a more systematic way to examine the transform of power in the international politics.