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  • Hu Jintao in America: 7 questions about the Chinese president's visit

    Hu Jintao in America: 7 questions about the Chinese president's visit

    Hu Jintao will be the guest of President Obama this week for what some US-China experts are calling the most important US visit by a Chinese leader since Deng Xiaoping’s groundbreaking trip in 1979. The intrigue then was around the opening-up of the communist giant. But some three decades later the focus is very different, as China becomes an increasingly active and self-confident player both in the international economy and on the global diplomatic stage. Here are seven key questions pertaining to US-China relations in light of President Hu's visit:

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  • Landmark US-Mexico trucking agreement resolves 15-year conflict

    Landmark US-Mexico trucking agreement resolves 15-year conflict

    After years of wrangling, US and Mexican officials signed an agreement Wednesday that allows trucks from each nation to travel on the other country’s highways – a key provision of NAFTA.

  • Hu Jintao in America: 7 questions about the Chinese president's visit

    Hu Jintao in America: 7 questions about the Chinese president's visit

    Hu Jintao will be the guest of President Obama this week for what some US-China experts are calling the most important US visit by a Chinese leader since Deng Xiaoping’s groundbreaking trip in 1979. The intrigue then was around the opening-up of the communist giant. But some three decades later the focus is very different, as China becomes an increasingly active and self-confident player both in the international economy and on the global diplomatic stage. Here are seven key questions pertaining to US-China relations in light of President Hu's visit:

  • Obama's Asia trip: the free trade conundrum

    Obama's Asia trip: the free trade conundrum

    Obama will press for countries at the G20 summit to adopt measures for addressing trade imbalances. Also, the Obama administration recently stepped up talks with South Korea on modifying the free trade agreement with the US.

  • Report: China's push to be green tech leader violates WTO accord

    Report: China's push to be green tech leader violates WTO accord

    China is protecting its green tech energy industries, says a new report by the National Foreign Trade Council. Moreover, Beijing is ordering big state-owned enterprises to favor Chinese manufacturers in their energy purchases, in violation of its WTO commitments, the report finds.

  • US industries press for ‘green’ trade accord

    US industries press for ‘green’ trade accord

    They’re concerned that emerging economic giants India, Brazil, and China may gain the upper hand in this hot market.