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When Western society discusses Sino-U.S. relations, they like to apply the so-called "rising country" versus "hegemony" paradigm. They believe this is a problem that has not yet been settled and that the future of Sino-U.S. relations is not promising. However, from the perspective of historical fact, in spite of many failures, there are still some examples of success.
Border delimitation of spheres of forces
The US has used their geopolitical and economic skills to demarcate the boundaries of forces with the British. Less than a 100 years after the United States declared independence, the US strategic elite was fully aware that an economically powerful and hostile superpower ¨C Britain ¨C was an enormous challenge in the United States' foreign policy.