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Fareed speaks with former National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger about U.S.-China ties.
You have been to China for 40 years, but you have also been over the last several months. And you’ve met this new leadership. What about Xi Jinping particularly? What do you make of him?
Xi Jinping is a strong personality, very thoughtful. And he, I believe, knows that he has to define a new direction for China, no matter how successful their previous efforts have been.
So what do you think this leadership is looking for from the United States, in its relations with the United States?
The leadership, as I understand it, looks now for a period of stability. They know that they have formidable tasks in adjusting many of their domestic activities. And they don't want to complicate those by a crisis with the United States.