Secretary Clinton Addresses U.S. Institute of Peace Conference on China

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
March 8, 2012

Today, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addressed the U.S. Institute of Peace's U.S.-China Conference. This day-long conference, "The Week That Changed the World: President Nixon's Historic Trip to China and the Future of U.S.-China Relations," marked President Nixon's critical meetings with leaders of the People's Republic of China 40 years ago. Prior to Secretary Clinton's address, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi delivered remarks via live video link from Beijing.

The conference, which is sponsored by the United States Institute of Peace and the Richard Nixon Foundation, in cooperation with the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, examined the origins of the Nixon's trip, the current status of the bilateral relationship, and the outlook for the future. You can read more about the event on the U.S. Institute for Peace website.

You can read the Secretary's remarks at the conference here. Learn more about U.S.-China relations on history.state.gov.

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Melissa
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Maryland, USA
March 7, 2012

Melissa in Maryland writes:

The Chinese ignore the international system, and we're in trouble. The Chinese join the international system, and we're in trouble. I think they've already checkmated us.

Eric
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New Mexico, USA
March 8, 2012

Eric in New Mexico writes:

@ Melissa,

(chuckle) Guess we capitalists just can't win for loosing ...oh but wait!

I hear China's new plastic exchange building is being designed with a hole in the middle of it and acording to the architect it either represents a jade cultural artifact, or an ancient Chinese coin, depending on the mindset of the locals looking at it. Mmmm... guess that means communists have capitalism on the brain then...but wait! Looks to me more like a hefty tribute to Homer Simson, who would sure be thinkin' "donut!" if he saw it and then try to eat it.

But what do I know about art?; bein' that I recently described the colorful ceiling of the UN's human rights council chamber as "the aftermath of a giant food fight over human rights."

I just have one bit of advice for our Chinese friends, "We're all dysfunctional, get over it."

Now if China could just pressure Assad a wee bit to step aside and get with the global humanitarian program, and defang North Korea before the nuke sombody, there might not be a gaping hole in the Chinese party-line rhetoric.

EJ

Melissa
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Maryland, USA
March 8, 2012

Melissa in Maryland writes:

@ Eric, why would China and Russia pressure Syria? Cheers to your optimism, but keep dreamin'.

choice51
March 15, 2012

W.W. writes:

@ Melissa in Maryland

...Thanks...

China ? will collapse soon like an house of cards

Eric
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New Mexico, USA
March 14, 2012

Eric in New Mexico writes:

Melissa,

That's a darn good question!

Nothing we may say might affect their decision one way or another if eyes be closed, heart be hard, and ears be deaf to reasoning.

EJ

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