China-Iran Ties: Assessment and Implications For U.S. Policy04/21/2011 The China-Iran relationship should be a growing concern for the United States. China continues to develope closer ties with Iran, despite the hostile actions taken against Americans in Iraq and Tehran-backed Hamas and Hezbolah in Israel. The China-Iran relations is mutually beneficial as Iran's economy is well served and Beijing can keep the US bogged down in the region and out of Asia. Comments by Director Susan Shirk help readers to understand the problems the China-Iran relationship causes for the US and the implications. Read more here.