New column on the Huff-Po: When Obama Meets Hu: "Normalizing" Sino-American Relationship?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leon-t-hadar/when-obama-meets-hu-norma_b_810027.html Leon T. Hadar Journalist and foreign affairs analyst Posted: January 17, 2011 05:36 PM When Obama Meets Hu: "Normalizing" Sino-American Relationship? President Barack Obama will be hosting Hu Jintao, President of China, on January 19 as part of a visit that will be complete with a State arrival ceremony, a joint press conference, and a glitzy State dinner. In addition to highlighting the importance of the relationship between the world's two largest economic powers that have become so central to growth of the global economy and the stability of the international system, President Hu's meetings with President Obama will provide an opportunity to press the reset button on the Sino-American ties. The relationship has been straining since President Obama's visit to China in November 2009: the tensions during the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen and in the aftermath of Obama