Zachary Karabell. “U.S.-China Friction: Why Neither Side Can Afford a Split,” Time, February 8, 2010.
"It hasn’t been a banner few weeks for U.S.-China relations. In mid-January, Google announced that it was contemplating pulling out of China because of repeated attacks on its network as well as censorship constraints. In the past week, the U.S. government authorized $6 billion in arms sales to Taiwan, and the White House announced that President Obama would meet with the Dalai Lama after having postponed that visit last fall on the eve of Obama’s trip to China."