What Foreign Policy and/or Economic Issues Should the U.S. and China Make a Top Priority?

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
May 24, 2010
Chinese State Councilor Greets Secretary Clinton in Beijing

On May 24-25, 2010, Secretary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner join their respective Chinese Co-Chairs, State Councilor Dai Bingguo and Vice Premier Wang Qishan, for the second joint meeting of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Beijing. Secretary Clinton said, "Few global problems can be solved by the United States and China acting alone. And few can be solved without the United States and China working together."What foreign policy and/or economic issues should the U.S. and China make a top priority?

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James H.
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Arizona, USA
May 24, 2010

James H. in Arizona writes:

I would like to see progress on trade policies. China is unfairly manipulating currency. We should also be putting better tariffs on traded items.

andrew t.
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Alabama, USA
May 24, 2010

Andrew T. in Alabama writes:

what he said....huffingtonpost.com/daniel-michaeli-and-joel-backaler/dont-let-iran-hijack-the_b_587187.html

Edgar B.
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Mexico
May 24, 2010

Edgar B. in Mexico writes:

Stop the balance of payments' debt. It is not healthy for the international economy nations with superavit and nations with deficit. Furthermore, Chinas has to appreciate his currency.

Pamela G.
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West Virginia, USA
May 24, 2010

Pamela G. in West Virginia writes:

I think we need to use diplomacy with China to put more pressure on North Korea and Iran. We also must not forget to keep working on climate change and human rights.

John H.
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Florida, USA
May 24, 2010

John H. in Florida writes:

Think about promoting U.S. exports that can help China modernize its infrastructure. As their standard of living rises, massive demand will be created in areas such as transportation infrastructure. U.S. firms have world-leading capabilities in engineering, planning, design, equipment and innovative technologies for transportation. Teaming and joint ventures with local constructors are most likely.

Edwin R.
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New Zealand
May 24, 2010

Edwin R. in New Zealand writes:

Chinese government economic support and military funding for oppressive regimes in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, pretty much tops my own list of sticking points.

John G.
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Colorado, USA
May 24, 2010

John G. in Colorado writes:

Hello. Please encourage mutual beneficial fair trade, freedom of religion, and government sponsored development of renewable energies and environmental improvement. Thank you.

Roberta L.
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Mexico
May 25, 2010

Roberta L. in Mexico writes:

Attention: Secty State Clinton -

'Peace, for Israeli Jews can only come from equality, justice for all...'

A Palestinian reaction: Revealed: how Israel offered to sell South Africa nuclear weapons bit.ly/clYQjB "PW Botha, asked for the [nuclear] warheads and Shimon Peres..responded by offering them 'in three sizes' j.mp.ly/clYQjB

Now we have proof Israel is not only a nuclear rogue entity that threatens and attacks its neighbors but a proliferator as well. "International community" must tame nuclear Israel with crippling sanctions else its neighbors are fully justified in seeking deterrent @statedept @whitehouse What is Obama going to do about this dangerous nuclear proliferator in the Middle East? bit.ly/clYQjB We will never ever recognize your illegitimate usurping entity.

RT @IsraelMFA Why the Palestinians need to recognize the Jewish State....

@IsraelMFA Question: Could Israel possibly get lower than selling nuclear bombs to apartheid South Africa? bit.ly/clYQjB

@IsraelMFA time for you to recognize that peace, for Israeli Jews can only come from equality, justice for all, not from Zionist racism

@IsraelMFA, after de-Zionization & decolonization, restitution, Israeli Jews will live in peace with Palestinians.

Australia Expels Israeli Diplomat Over Dubai Hit: 'no doubt Israel behind passport forgery' j.mp/cri7ml
Feels an article rising from deep within.

@IsraelMFA words of hate? haha! And you spread love and peace and clouds of white phosphorus oh and nukes to apartheid south africa!

"There are even restrictions on walking out of the village, a privilege reserved for residents with Israeli ID cards" j.mp/cH9Zi1

Apartheid traffic control: Permanently red light forbids movement of Palestinians in near occupied E Jerusalem! bit.ly/cH9Zi1

Ten years ago today: Defeated by resistance, Israeli occupiers beat hasty retreat from southern Lebanon taking SLA collaborators with them.

I visited southern Lebanon 3 weeks after collapse of occupation; saw torture electrodes at al-Khyam, abandoned Israeli supplies at outposts

Will never forget joy of everyone we met as displaced people streamed back to their liberated homes. But enemy had destroyed so much.

Will never forget visiting mass grave at Qana of victims of Israeli massacre on 4/18/96. Youngest: Hasan Ali Balhas, Born '95, martyred '96

I remember at Israel's al-Khyam torture camp meeting a mother who lost a son and 3 other family members to the Israeli occupation.

I remember meeting relatives of Suleiman Ramadan, a resistance fighter captured by the occupiers at age 20 and kept in al-Khiam 15 years.
torejohnsen
Wake up America & the World: US #War #Propaganda paper @NYTimes mentions not with a SINGLE word the Israeli attempted nuke sale to S.Africa
Israel sells nuclear warheads in three sizes: Tall, Grande and Venti.

"I'll have a Venti hydrogen bomb mounted on a Jericho MIRV with extra megatons and deuterium and tritium sprinkles to go. Extra froth."
Living the Nakba in Gaza bit.ly/9MIluw (via @intifada)

What kind of "respectable" company asks you to email them for further info about services then doesn't reply but puts you on a spam list?
the article I felt welling up inside me yesterday has been written lol. Israel's Ongoing War Against the Press is.gd/cnl6D (via @amities)

[My problem is, if I understand correctly [?] this gentleman is the voice of Palestinian Civil Society, whose aim is to seek resolution using non-violent means and Human Rights.] lol

Ron
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New York, USA
May 25, 2010

Ron in New York writes:

US-China Environmental Protection Pact.

Mega-States have unlimited power to heal or harm the planet. Global trade and balance of debt payments are incidentals issues if the earth is irreparably damaged.

palgye
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South Korea
May 25, 2010

Palgye in South Korea writes:

Thinks that each other opinion must be clear about the boundary line. Hides, or, does not put off in afterwords instead of AND (The North Korea residents with starving, appears the pain which occurs in the tribe of the nothing medical treatment facility to be , coming feeling. To policy of the US government approves about North Korea only, How about GB?) and, extend of JAPAN. In compliance with the decision which the prime minister of Japan is active and sacrifice magnification of pride and influence of the United States was proven, but "Hatoyama Yukio" political location considerably confronted a danger and thinks.

Support from the outside must help reveals the support intention where the person or the group which has the influence of the Japanese inside and quick is active and the thought only does and, not to be any force that him, only the small cymbal thinks as it is. When is defeated from summer election, the problem which is solved with difficult when the different person appears thinks that the possibility which again will go back with apocenter is. Thinks that must help from the Japanese inside. Influence and practice uses the method which is possible,.....

joechou
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China
May 25, 2010

Joe C. in China writes:

I hope this meet can make two contries more friendly...

palgye
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South Korea
May 25, 2010

Palgye in South Korea writes:

Welcome to South Korea.

(Public information (?)Appears to be going well. By the way, the support which is actual yet, thinks far far away.)

real situation. The mass production which uses a new energy, does to make a mass consumption industry introduce actively, regulates only a little loosely about carbon exhaust, thinks that must decrease military influence about policy and the circumference country, human rights prior. (Thinks that the possibility where the social fluctuation which because of ardent wish is sudden inside several years will occur is big about one democracy where the bribe of China does not disappear. Is fixed and is not the policy which becomes uniform anger thinks. that must adopt the policy where the variation possibility which follows in situation is big)

Period of short time, thinks that must wait. Thinks that oneself the political leaders of China which is superior the speed where the control is impossible are doing control well. Grafting from makes the rationality attention of the sense of value which the Orient is traditional and the foreign nation well. When tries to go the democratic shareholder and meets the capitalism which advances very to be slow, and comes China which is in agony with problem of sense of value matures and thinks the thing which will meet languid China.

Thinks the distribution policy which matches in economic development or material policy knows became accomplished to. Yet, thinks that the many part simple processing field is many. There is not an intermediate class,… If China which is represented with question affecting human rights speaks a sick actuality, the citizens who China are common accepting, see think the thing which will endeavor more in property multiplication.

Is a cooperator but, the accident occurrence has the idea which is a nation which is possible meets and thinks that. And, the restraint possibility is me thinks that knows the thing. not?

P.S. Passes through China and the minimum food and the medical supply think that must provide. (When submits the resume in the bus operation resignation which reciprocates is employed, thinks the Gaeseong Industrial Complex and Seoul the thing where will become the fool before.)

Thank You.

Eric
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New Mexico, USA
May 25, 2010

Eric in New Mexico writes:

I think China is finding out on it's own without any prompting from us that with friends like North Korea, they don't need enemies. Truth is, I don't think they have any better ideas on how to de-fang North Korea's intent or attitude than we do. But maybe together we can figure it out before all Hell breaks loose, because 'lil Kim obviously has a screw loose and no longer cares what anyone thinks or does about it. He got his nuke and we have our "behavior change" accordingly. Will someone please house-train this puppy?

and68
May 25, 2010

A writes:

Top Priority: Production of peniccilium to distribute in Middle east

Flavius
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Virginia, USA
May 25, 2010

Flavius in Virginia writes:

Cooperation on research and development of a method to produce cheap, clean and abundant electrical power.

joe
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Tennessee, USA
May 25, 2010

Joe in Tennessee writes:

Economic development which includes Fair Trade agreements that benefit all partners, stop currency manipulation, civil rights within China-including Tibet...non support by China of terrorist groups and more aid to foreign countries in need without economic benefit...as in Nigeria. They can provide more aid to the World Food Bank.

jo L.
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Florida, USA
May 27, 2010

Jo L. in Florida writes:

Sec. Clinton: As the wife of a soldier during the Korean War, I have many memories of the time. I support you stern comments to Kim in asking for a just settlement with him as 46 innocent sailors in a watery deep cannot be only a passing conversation in a N. Korean gulag. As the S.Korean houseboy in the U.S. barracks always answered the wisenheimers among them: "Never Hoppen, G.I." I only make one tiny suggestion: turn down the decibels on the loudspeakers a couple notches as they a buzz in Kim's ears and he don't hear the facts so good.

Donald M.
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Virginia, USA
May 31, 2010

Donald M. in Virginia writes:

If it takes this long to react to losing a ship, how many other ships or people will be lossed to North Koreans actions. The time has come to act. China is either with US or supports North Korea, the ONLY way to find out, is once South Korea retaliates and has the United States close as an ally against what the Leader of North Korea stands for, how many times has he tried to BLACKMAIL the world for food, and money, when his own people are treated like slaves. He continues on the road to have Nuclear Weapons, and continues to make threats against his neighbors.

The time to act... let Iran watch what happens to North Korea when they do NOT follow the guidelines of the United Nations Secuirty Resolutions.

The longer this situation goes on, the more time is in the favor of the North Koreans. In my opinion China wants it both ways. The ship that was sunk proves one thing, how the Leader of N.Korea is making promise of his threats, and killed innocent lives.

"American Proverb" Action speaks louder than words. The investigation revealed the ship was sunk by North Korea. I think its also time Korea was ONE country. A Democracy for all the people in Korea.

palgye
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South Korea
June 1, 2010

Palgye in South Korea writes:

They are reject me .not me. Abandons all with being difficult, all things and does nearly, they but refuse. I go to their side and passes by the intention indication of silence of the disruption people who are near averagely in minimum 20 people and there is a polyvalent water shortage, there is not a method from like this situation.

World Cup condition is a plan which will see eagerly. When terror the different problem occurs, and is, a thing being afraid and from has and, the side effect where the independent road pursuit of the different newly rising developmental nations is many and makes is thinks that. Is informal but the act which destroys the promise which certainly does to defend thinks that the punishment is possible. That is like that, when is repeated, only being difficult, thinks that comes to be many new breach is necessary. To speak in former times does repeatedly.(Me poverty but does not negate a capitalism is not. When negates....)

P.S. The brain teaser I do from the place which has the power which is not the capital which I will imagine indicates an interest in work this people as it is to hit, only thinks i think that there is a problem. Like providing an honor and a property…. Some people thinks that holds the face. Attitude is not but

Eric
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New Mexico, USA
June 1, 2010

Eric in New Mexico writes:

@ Palgye,

Dude, if you keep that line of thinking up...I think you're going to end up having a headache...When in doubt, simplify. Life shouldn't be so complex. "attitude is not but." I agree... it is what it is, and has everything to do with living life well.

Why it is that humanity seems inevitably prone to being reduced to the begging bowl before obtaining enlightenment is the mother of all "brain teasers". If necessity were the mother of all invention, desperation was surely the father. An attitude best expressed I think in an age of wandering philosophical monks in about 845 A.D. - having the following conversation somewhere in central China. So folks, if you think we're stuck with Murphy's law and "the Four Nobel Truths" (suffering, the causes of suffering, the process of suffering, and the end of suffering repectively in that order), then it is a proper attitudinal plane of existence on must reach in order to get beyond those limitations perceptually, as befits the reality one creates on this planet.

Goes like this here...;(From the record of Tung-shan- unedited)
Tung-shan said to Yu'n-yen, "I have some habits that are not yet eradicated." Yu'n-yen said, "What have you been doing?"
Tung-shan replied, "I have not concerned myself with the Four Nobel Truths."
Yu'n-yen said, "Are you joyful yet?"
Tung-shan said, "It would be untrue to say that I am not joyful. It is as though I have grasped a bright pearl in a pile of (feces)."

- Translation of historical text by William F. Powell used a common associated descriptive four-letter word in the original translation, and I substituted it for a publishable alternative to post here. In answer to the thought posed by some cynical senior elected official years ago that "There are no philosophers in foreign affairs." I submit there is in the above historical record, ample inspiration to become one.

EJ

MARY H.
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Minnesota, USA
June 1, 2010

Mary Kay H. in Minnesota writes:

Dear Secratary Clinton,

I would like to convey how proud I am of the outstanding work you have done in representing our country. You are confident and your communication with other countries.

.

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