In the last of three rounds of US presidential debate, both candidates framed China as a partner for the first time, offering a speck of belated comfort as the country had been portrayed as a monetary cheat and a job thief in their previous face-offs.
The approaches of US President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to China seemed to converge in their last debate.
As advocates of being constructive toward all, the Committee of 100 released guidelines for political candidates on China-related issues this year.
A group of former officials from the United States are expected, in a semi-official visit, to try to defuse tensions between China and Japan.
The latest national survey has revealed a sharp increase in the number of US citizens who want to get tougher on trade policies with China.
The percentage of Chinese who characterize their country's relationship with the US as one of cooperation has plummeted to 39 percent.
When Obama and Romney faced off in the second debate, both grabbed every opportunity to display a tough stance on China.
As the US presidential candidates gear up for their second debate with a focus on foreign policy, it would be both politically shortsighted and detrimental to China-US relations if they turned the town-hall-style meeting into a China-bashing competition.
When the National Committee on United States-China Relations was set up 46 years ago to encourage mutual understanding and cooperation, the two big nations hadn't yet established diplomatic ties.
A foreign ministry spokesman slammed a U.S. report involving China, urging the US side to stop issuing such "groundless remarks" against the nation.
A recent document produced by the United States government shows that the US has never recognized Japan's claim of "sovereignty" over the Diaoyu Islands.