Following the Sunnylands summit, the U.S.-China relationship has been gradually improving. Yet divergences in ideology, national security concerns, and national interests between the United States and China still exist. Since the summit, there has been friction over territorial disputes in the East China Sea and South China Sea, the Snowden episode, Taiwan’s international participation, and arms procurement. Therefore, their relationship will still be cooperative,
competitive, and sometimes conflicted in the near future.