Tag Archives: Hu Jintao

CNN’s Jaime FlorCruz Sums Up The Summit

Having lived and worked in China since 1971, Jaime FlorCruz, CNN’s Beijing Bureau Chief, has a very unique perspective on all things China. Jaime studied Chinese history at Peking University from 1977 to 1981, and served as TIME Magazine’s Beijing correspondent and bureau chief from 1982 to 2000. In the latest edition of Jaime’s China, [...]

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Can China’s Relationship With The U.S. Take the Next Step?

Businessmen and diplomats certainly hope so. Expectations for Chinese President Hu Jintao’s trip to the United States are running high on both sides of the ocean. President Barack Obama is rolling out the red carpet, complete with the full pomp of a 21-gun salute and a black-tie dinner after Oval Office talks on Wednesday. People’s [...]

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What’s The Real Story on Iran Sanctions?

China’s President Hu Jintao met last week with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington D.C. The occasion was the Nuclear Summit called by President Obama, and a key sidebar discussion was the subject of tougher sanctions on Iran. What was agreed in these discussions? According to U.S. officials, the meeting of the two presidents resulted [...]

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Google And The Sino-US Relationship

Google’s withdrawal from China and the relationship between the United States and China is on everyone’s mind these days. Sam Gustin, a senior writer for Daily Finance, AOL’s money and finance site, called last weekend and asked a series of questions about both issues. Sam wrote up our conversation in an article that appeared in [...]

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Copenhagen: A Failure of Leadership

It was supposed to be history in the making when representatives from 192 countries met in Copenhagen to formulate a global solution to what some believe is the biggest problem facing mankind. Instead, it degenerated into a sometimes tawdry display of finger-pointing and trading of barbs between representatives from the developed countries of the world [...]

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One Visit: Two Different Stories

One Visit: Two Different Stories

It was very interesting to note the differences in Tuesday’s coverage of President Obama’s visit to Beijing by The Wall Street Journal and the China Daily. The lead story on Obama’s trip in The Wall Street Journal focused on the sharpest public critiques by Chinese officials towards U.S. policy that I have seen in some [...]

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Hu’s Messages From Singapore

Hu’s Messages From Singapore

Dressed in Asian garb and smiling for the cameras, the leaders of the 21 nations that make up the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) looked as though they were at a love fest in Singapore this weekend. For those who cared to read between the lines, though, President Hu Jintao of China, the country whose importance [...]

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A New World Order

A New World Order

When past U.S. presidents have visited China, discussions with their Chinese counterparts have been largely limited to trade and human rights. This time around, when President Barack Obama comes to Beijing, it will be different. Never has the agenda between China and the United States been so broad. The list of items that President Obama [...]

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China Rests For the Holidays

China Rests For the Holidays

If you happen to be in Beijing, you are no doubt enjoying the great weather, the empty streets and the calm and quiet that has descended upon China’s capital city over this holiday period. The 60th Anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, combined with Mid-Autumn Festival, have given China’s citizens eight [...]

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America’s China Agenda at Risk

America’s China Agenda at Risk

The true cost of President Barack Obama’s decision to slap a 35 percent tariff on tires imported from China will begin to be felt this week. So far, China’s response to the protectionist measure appears to be limited to a “tit for tat” action against chicken and auto parts exports from the United States. With [...]

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