A meeting long overdue – Anne Wu

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

While the world’s leaders gathered in New York this week for the United Nations summit, President Hu Jintao of China and President Bush finally had a chance at a long overdue meeting late Tuesday. Few Americans noticed that President Hu’s visit was postponed so the White House could address Hurricane Katrina.

The Hu-Bush summit ” the first public meeting in the United States since Hu took his post in 2003 ” provided an opportunity for American leaders to determine if China’s leader is friend or foe. Relations between the United States and China are precarious, to say the least.

See also “China’s rise need not bring conflict” from the Financial Times (subscription only) and “U.S., China wrestle with relations” from the Chicago Tribune. More on this topic, via Google News.

September 15, 2005 8:48 AM
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