Hillary Clinton Visits Asia First, Asserting China Priority

03/15/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • JAY SOLOMON in Washington and IAN JOHNSON in Beijing wsj.com

During Hillary Clinton's failed presidential run, she cited the China relationship as Washington's most important.

As secretary of state, she is moving to establish China as a priority, making her first trip abroad to China and three other Asian nations. It's a break with the tradition among secretaries of state of visiting Europe first.

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