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Obama welcomes Hu Jintao to the White House

China and U.S. seek common ground


 

President Obama pulled out all the stops in welcoming Chinese Premier Hu Jintao to the White House on Wednesday, declaring that the two countries have “an enormous stake in each other’s success.” The two leaders announced a $45 billion export deal, including the sale of 200 Boeing airplanes to China, who will in turn scrap a protectionist policy that gives government contracts to Chinese technology firms. Obama also brought up the subject of human rights, and called on China to respect the rights of its citizens, including 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner and political prisoner, Liu Xiaobo. In his speech, the U.S. President harkened back the historic meeting of President Jimmy Carter and Deng Xiaoping in 1979, calling it a “historic normalization” of relations between the two countries. Obama and Hu will engage in a private meeting, meet with Chinese and American executives, give a news conference and wrap up the day’s proceedings with a state dinner honouring the Chinese premier.

New York Times


 
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Obama welcomes Hu Jintao to the White House

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    http://viableopposition.blogspot.com/2011/01/chin

    In some parts of China, their one child policy has led to up nearly 30 percent more males than females. This growing gender gap could ultimately lead to unrest in the country which will interfere with its economy, including its manufacturing capacity. As the world's factory, this will impact the economy of the entire world including that of the United States which needs the low-priced goods produced in China to keep its inflation rate under control and its interest rates low.

  2. China faces a whole series of issues which will impact the entire world, not the least of which is a gender gap as shown here:

    http://viableopposition.blogspot.com/2011/01/chin

    In some parts of China, their one child policy has led to up nearly 30 percent more males than females. This growing gender gap could ultimately lead to unrest in the country which will interfere with its economy, including its manufacturing capacity. As the world's factory, this will impact the economy of the entire world including that of the United States which needs the low-priced goods produced in China to keep its inflation rate under control and its interest rates low.

  3. Always be nice to your banker. He has his fingers on the carpet-corners.

  4. Always be nice to your banker. He has his fingers on the carpet-corners.

  5. A prior Nobel Peace Prize winner is slobbering all over the leader of the repressive regime that locked up the current Nobel Peace Prize winner.

    It will surprise no one that I believe only one of the two recipients above was actually deserving.

  6. A prior Nobel Peace Prize winner is slobbering all over the leader of the repressive regime that locked up the current Nobel Peace Prize winner.

    It will surprise no one that I believe only one of the two recipients above was actually deserving.

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