Hu and Obama meeting, which issues are “core interests?”
Both the NPR and the Xinhua reports conveyed the importance of the China-U.S. partnership in solving our worlds problems and the need for continued on-going dialog. I think they are wise in doing that.
If we, as citizens of this planet are to weigh in, do we agree with the list of issues as the most important between the two countries? What’s the highest priority? Which ones on the list are “core interests” for either the U.S. or China? Which ones are not core interests? Why or why not? What do the citizens of this planet from other parts think?
1. Climate Change
2. Reduce Military Tensions
3. One-China Policy
4. Balanced Trade
5. Nuclear non-proliferation
6. Human Rights
(We all have varying views about what “core interest” means. The fact is that the U.S.-China relationship is important. I am just curious about peoples perspectives and opinions.)
Kissinger was interviewed by Charlie Rose November 16, 2009 regarding Obama’s trip to China.
Kissinger: “A partnership is essential. A confrontation is inconclusive and will exhaust both countries. The Chinese have concluded they need a long period of cooperation with the U.S. for their own development. We (U.S.) have enough of our problems to take on without a confrontation with China.”
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