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Hu Jintao State Dinner

What's Next on China

Kenneth Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kenneth Roth

So what's next? After finally deciding to give human rights concerns pride of place in January's US-China summit, how should the Obama administration translate its rhetoric into policy?

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, Silicon Valley rocked as Google turned the Page on Eric Schmidt, while Steve Jobs took another medical leave. And the media world was rocked when Keith Olbermann's Countdown hit 0. Elsewhere, Ricky Gervais kneed the Hollywood Foreign Press in its Golden Globes; Comcast became the proud owner of a Peacock; Sarah Palin sat down with Sean Hannity to tell him that she's "not going to sit down and shut up"; Barack Obama served Chinese at the White House; Joe Lieberman announced his retirement, then made us wish it wasn't two years away when he maintained that Saddam actually did have WMD; Gabby Giffords left the hospital for rehab; Citizens United turned one year old (next up: the GOP's attempt to repeal the presidential public financing system, putting elections even more in the hands of corporate donors); and JFK's "ask not" speech turned 50, its call to service as powerful -- and as needed -- as ever.

Chinese Leaders Must 'Do Better' Says Speaker

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers pressed Chinese President Hu Jintao on North Korea and human rights on Thursday, while Vice President Joe Bide...

"Quintessentially American" Fare On China State Dinner Menu

Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

After bringing in prominent guest chefs for their first two state dinners, the Obamas relied on in-house Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford and Executi...

President Hu and Negotiations

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Blythe McGarvie

For those of us who strive to develop stronger inter-connected ties between cultures, reaching out to Beijing's leaders about issues that are fundamental to them would improve the chances of progress on issues people of both countries care about.

Limbaugh Mocks Hu Jintao, Chinese Language

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Rush Limbaugh marked the occasion of Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to America by mocking Hu in nonsense, ersatz Chinese on his Wednesday show. ...

Chinese President Pressed On Human Rights In Washington

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) WASHINGTON — In a rare concession on a highly sensitive issue, Chinese President Hu Jintao used his White House visit on Wednesday to ackno...

What's On The Chinese President's U.S. Agenda?

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Chinese President Hu Jintao doesn't arrive in Washington until Tuesday, but that hasn't stopped lawmakers, pundits and other advocates from speculatin...

U.S.-China Relations Get A Reality Check

Council On Foreign Relations | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The events of the past year seem to have led the United States to adopt a harder-eyed approach with China. Advancing cooperation is still the order of...

The 'Sputnik Moment' Epidemic: Is China Our New Russia?

Daniel K. Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel K. Gardner

Fear is the one common trigger of the recent Sputnik moment outbreak. Fear of being bettered educationally, economically, technologically -- the range of fears is varied, but the source of these fears is not. It's always traceable to China.

Chinese President To Have Rare Session With U.S. Media

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — When it comes to public appearances, China's president is no Barack Obama. Stiff and media-averse, the 67-year-old Hu Jintao will be ...

Over China, The U.S. Frets And Fetes

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — Chinese leader Hu Jintao is being feted in Washington this week with a lavish state banquet at the White House and other pomp usually ...

Hu's Coming to Dinner: A Year After the Google-China Dust-Up, Has Anything Changed?

Ernest J. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ernest J. Wilson

Hu Jintao will attend a state dinner about a year since his government and Google duked it out over PRC laws to control internet content. Now is a good time to revisit what the dust-up might mean for the future of U.S.-China relations.