Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Hu goes to Washington

Chinese President Hu Jintao will be in Washington shortly to discuss a wide range of issues with Obama. Politico has a good piece on the occasion, so I refer you all to it here as opposed to detailing it myself.

I'm looking forward to the statements issued during the time that Hu is in the U.S., as they'll provide some idea of where the PRC stands on things. What will be most interesting in my opinion is the disarmament discussions, as the PRC is rapidly increasing its nuclear arsenal (may have 700 nuclear missiles by 2020, compared to the 1,700 held by the U.S.). Moreover, Hu's comments on the issue will solidify the Chinese position on Iran's nuclear program.

Break out your Chinese green tea and stay tuned!

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