Hu Jintao
Weekend Update: Jan 23 2011

Weekend Update: Jan 23 2011

#1: Obama Hears a Hu Chinese President Hu Jintao was in the US this week for what was expected to be his ‘legacy’ visit. Unfortunately, it didn’t seem that any concrete political developments came out of the talks besides pledges for closer cooperation. As The Daily Beast summed up concisely, ‘Obama didn’t get the concessions...

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Weekend Update: Jan 16 2011

Weekend Update: Jan 16 2011

#1: US-China arms race? US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates was in Beijing to discuss improving military ties between the US and China. On his arrival, the PLAAF tested their new J-20 fighter, apparently without telling President Hu Jintao. The test signalled “the military’s opposition to Gates’s trip and to U.S. efforts to improve military connections...

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