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CSPAN
Jan 20, 2011 6:00am EST
struggle for human rights in china who are joining us today, ladies and gentlemen. there's an old saying that the chinese invoked when they wish to avoid political discourse from the central park in beijing. the mountains are high and the emperor is far away. well, ladies and gentlemen,tinge there is no malice to shield us- and china's newest emperor has just landeds in washington and s at the front lawn of the white house.house. the pressing issues whichu separate our countries need to be urgently addressed sed. three of those many issues which will be the focus of today's briefing include security concerns, a human-rights, and how our trade imbalance and the chinese currency manipulation adversely impact our u.s. economy. when the cold war ended over two decades ago many in the west it seemed that the threat from communism had been buried with the rubble of the berlin wall, however, while america slapped an authoritarian china was on the rise. china became one of our biggest mortgage companies, holding over $900 billion of our international debt. in these past two decades wester
CSPAN
Jul 20, 2010 6:00am EDT
china, the difficulty of understanding the feel and the trends of nuances of china from reading the output of those excellent people. we have a group of talented people and the third element of the paradox, i think the explanation is not what would often be assumed by many people in china which is some biased, some desire to hold china down and a predisposition against rendering a fully nuanced picture of china. how do you therefore accept with me that these three things are true. that it is a partial view of cha china that comes through and how do we unravel this? that is my goal to explain for the next few minutes. the next step is to say what are we go tog explain or define here? the problem to be interpreted is not a bias or tone in the u.s. media or public life. in deed, when i hear cautionary talks from people in the media or public affairs about what they fear as china bashing, i try to remind them of the role that china laplays in u.s. publ discourse. in the presidential debates, there was only one mention of kind na china in chose debates. when they thought that it was unsu
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2011 6:00am EST
year ahead and china is scaling up and nuclear and other areas as well. in the vehicle sector where the oil is used both countries now in porter than half of their oil. we became a net importer here in the 1940's. china became an importer in the 1990's. two of the three largest importers in the world, and that by the way is a very strong interest between the two countries. here is what i referred to earlier. i think this is an extremely striking grass. if you look at 2007 and compare chinese auto production to the u.s. auto production in that year u.s. although production which is the blue line with significantly above china. look at the trends here with our economic financial the crisis in 2008 and other issues on the auto production fell very sharply. china sharply in exactly the same pogo as anyone who has spent time in beijing can tell you. most chinese production is sold to the rapidly growing domestic market. look at this curve. hard to say when that -- with the slogan is going to be in the years ahead but it is rising extremely sharply. and this for me is especially frighteni
CSPAN
May 11, 2011 6:00am EDT
eastern. u.s. officials said china has agreed to allow u.s. companies greater access to government contracts and u.s. financial firms will now be allowed to sell mutual funds in china. chinese officials say the u.s. has agreed to relax export controls on certain goods and services. these agreements, at the end of the u.s.-china strategic and economic dialogue in washington. this is part of yesterday's talks which includes a news conference. >> good afternoon, i want to begin by thanking our chinese colleagues and the entire chinese delegation for a productive and comprehensive dialogue between us. along with secretary died near, i also want to thank everyone on the american side, not just those in the state department or treasury but in deed from across our government. the unprecedented level of involvement and the extraordinary work that has taken place since our last meeting in beijing was truly impressive. his strategic and economic dialogue continues to grow broader and deeper. it reflects the complexity and importance of our bilateral relationship. we have covered a lot of gro
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2010 2:00am EST
afternoon to the center of american progress and welcome this afternoon's program on the u.s.-china dialogue. a view of the senate foreign relations committee. our featured speaker, senator john kerry of massachusetts will be formally introduced in just a moment. today's program with senator kerry is the third in a public series on u.s.-china relations that included the deputy secretary of state jim steinberg and last week the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff admiral mike mullen. these are part of a larger exchange between the center for american progress and the china-u.s. exchange foundation. our conference is being moderated by my colleague john podesta and mr. c.h. tong of the china-u.s. exchange commission. so let me acknowledge john and let me acknowledge c.h. here in the audience. we welcome all of the participants of the congress, of the conference including senator tom daschle, u.s. secretary of state william cohen and now the chairman of the cohen group and professor wong g.c., the dean of the institute of international security studies at peking university. they fini
CSPAN
May 16, 2013 6:00am EDT
he talked about the real change on the peninsula will occur someday when china realizes that its security interests are better served with its relationship with seoul than it is with pyongyang. and i wonder if, what you think about that. because as i look at that, you know, we know that china is south korea's largest trading partner, and certainly the relationship with seoul is a much more productive one than the one with north korea, but, of course, everything that you laid out, why it's in china's interest to support north korea, you know, thosee incommensurable relationship with seoul and relationship with north korea. but i wonder if you envision that there would ever be a time when china would feel that seoul is more important than pyongyang, and what would be the implications of that? >> thank you, dave. those are really excellent questions. on the bank of china as i mentioned we will see whether it's sustain. we've had iterations in the past of china preparing to crack down, appearing to get tough with then as time went by suddenly people forgot about and china withdrew it
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
medicine experiences, for our fourth year medical students in china, the philippines and nepal. it's in this context that we are honored to host such a distinguished panelists for a conversation of great national and global importance. i want to thank our panelists for joining us this afternoon. i'd like to offer my gratitude again to all of you for being here. it's now my honor to introduce dr. abraham kim, the interim president of the korea economic institute and our cohost this afternoon. a leading analyst, researcher and advisor, dr. kim has served as research manager of government services, principled real -- korea analyst at the global consulting firm, eurasia group. at eurasia, dr. kim managed a group of analysts and u.s. government research projects covering issues such as international trade, political stability and emerging markets, and the global financial market. he is also worked to develop new systems to integrate social media and data visualization tools with social science, analysis. his writing has appeared in the asian "wall street journal," foreign policy, he's been i
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2011 7:30am EST
international studies in washington. his remarks focus on u.s./china economic future and what to expect from chinese president's visit. >> we have a special event today. timothy geithner, to this country, will speak to us on u.s./china economic relations. the subject as all of you know is great importance to most countries and to the world. in the absence of justice einhorn who is watching this event from italy, head of our china studies department david langton who is watching from korea, in the international school. i have been asked to introduce the secretary and serve as moderator during the question and answer session. i teach courses on china's economy at the school. since timothy geithner is well known to all of you are can keep my introductory commentary very short. he played a prominent role in national and international economics and finance for many years. he has always had special interest in east asia. he was sworn in as 75th secretary of the treasury on 26 january 2009 in the middle of a deep recession. i don't need to remind you. there are very few challenges that have no
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2011 2:00am EST
. >> [speaking chinese] >> and so with respect to china, what president hu and myself and our delegations have discussed is how do we make sure that, in fact, our trading relationship is fair and a win-win situation opposed to a win-lose situation? >> [speaking chinese] >> some of that has to do with issues completely unrelated to currency. for example, we're making progress on making sure that the government procurement process in china is open and fair to american businesses and we have made progress as a consequence of this state visit. >> [speaking chinese] >> so can get better enforcement since that is an area where america excels intellectual property. high valued property and services. >> [speaking chinese] >> and the chinese government has, to its credit taken steps to better enforce intellectual property. i think president hu would acknowledge that more needs to be done. >> [speaking chinese] >> but the currency issue is a part of the problem. the r. sbmbings undervalued. the chinese government has intervened very forcefully in the currency markets. they have spent $2
CSPAN
Jan 3, 2011 10:00am EST
coming your way -- washington, your way. and now, from china central television, an end of your review. this lasts about one hour. ♪ >> hello and welcome to a special edition. we are now in the new year and a new decade. so, this hour, we are looking ahead to some of the major stories expected to unfold in the year 2011. we're also looking back at the year that was and stories from around the world that captured our hearts and minds. 2010 was certainly a big year for china. it goes to the world expo in shanghai and the asian games in gonzo -- guanjo. as other countries struggle to come out of recession, china's economy continued to grow. later in the air show, we'll be joined by a special panel who will talk about -- in our show, we will be joined by a special panel who will talk about china in 2011. first, let's begin with the top stories that made headlines in the year 2010. and we start in haiti, where 2010 was very much a year of misery and upheaval for the small caribbean nation. barely two weeks into last year, haiti was hit by devastating magnitude 7.0 earthquake. the capital,
CSPAN
Oct 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
relations with china, one of the most systematic and massive human rights violators of the 20 century. and we did so precisely to cooperate on strategic issues. we can press human rights issues and also work on strategic issues. as for the one child policy, vice president biden's, i'd -- governor romney, sometime go on china, which i would say 99% about the threats that china posed, it was unbalanced but the only specific area i remember on human rights he emphasized was the one child program, which struck me as a curious, particular violation to single out among the many problems, perhaps reflecting a political agenda. >> you get my final question. a few days after our presidential election here in the united states, china will be transitioning to a new leadership. the new generation of leaders will guide china probably through the next decade. if given a second term to how does president obama see the opportunities in the transition? what measures with the president propose to take the new heads of state relationship? >> well, president obama reached out to hu jintao right after pre
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2011 6:00am EDT
find civilian jobs. live coverage at 8:30 eastern of washington post forum on china and the world economy. >> now get regular updates of the c-span network with c-spannow on twitter with quick program information including which events are live to help you watch. it is easy to sign a. go to twitter.com/c-spannow and it fall. the most instant information what to watch on c-span, c-span2 and c-span3 on twitter. >> now reform on ways to help veterans find civilian jobs. this 90 minute discussion was part of an event looking at challenges book faced by returning service members. it is hosted by the u.s. naval institute and military officers association. >> give people one more minute or so to take your seats. thank you. okay. i am pleased to introduce our next panel discussion, are we really committed to hiring with the warriors? and its moderator, barbara starr, in the award winning producer and correspondent who has been reporting from the pentagon since 1998. she has a profile numerous wounded warriors and reported on sections 60 at arlington. we are honored to have miss starr here
CSPAN
Aug 21, 2010 2:00am EDT
issue of human trafficking, especially dealing with china, coming from the standpoint of the congressional executive commission on china, we have had a number of hearings and roundtable discussions about what's happening in china. i'm pleased to say the subject on which we have a discussion today is one in which i think there has been some progress in china, and i think it is important to recognize that the chinese government, particularly the national government, recognize this is the problem, has taken some recent actions on the issue of human trafficking, and i'm pleased with that result. it has been, however, more aggressive, i think, at the national level to describe this as a problem and to begin talking about national efforts to address it than it has with respect to the local government's effective capability to enforce and to really address it at the local level this issue of human trafficking. human trafficking has long been a problem, and as i indicated, i wrote about it. in fact, what i wrote about was the issue of forced labor. let me just respond by citing a por
CSPAN
Jul 24, 2009 6:00am EDT
deterrent has been a linchpin of peace and security in the region for decades allowing japan, china and their neighbors to grow and prosper. today, japan is in the midst of a season of political upheaval. and possibly of change. but no matter what happens, our commitment to japan's security will not change. our relationship is based on the bedrock of common and enduring interests and values. and that's why president obama's first official working visit was with the japanese prime minister and that's why secretary of state hillary clinton's first official trip abroad to asia began with a top in tokyo. so we will work closely with whatever government emerges after august 30th to maintain peace and stability in asia. at the same time, the world expects japan to embrace its global responsibilities as a prominent player in approximate greening our planet and the developing world and a respected leader on nonproliferation and a highly regarded practitioner of soft power around the globe to lead by example. while most of my comments have focused on this first panel, let me say the committe
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2011 6:00am EST
secretary robert gates is visiting china to discuss military ties between china and the u.s. now, a discussion looking at china's military and what goals secretary gates might accomplish on his trip.ar this is a little less than two hours. [inaudible conversations] >> good afternoon, everybody. welcome to the nixon center. i'm really pleased with such good turnout. we've got a fantastic group of people in the audience. if i could remind everyone to turn off your cell phones,n please. and if you can, please turn them all the way off, not just vibrate just to reduce the electromagnetic interference in the room. i'll say a few words, introduce the speakers, and we'll try to wrap up by 2 p.m. sharp, if not a few minutes earlier. but first, let me welcome our guests and our speakers. we've got a great panel of experts and, definitely, coming to talk about a complicated and very important issue at exactly the right time. as all of you know, secretary gates left for beijing this weekend and is spending two days, two and a half days -- three days?it three full days in beijing. he met yester
CSPAN
Jan 14, 2010 6:00am EST
officials testify about china's relationship with its asian neighbors and the u.s. they also look at recent changes in china's military strategy. we will show you as much of this two-hour hearing as we can, until our live coverage of the hearing on the financial industry. >> today we have with us admiral robert willard, commander of the united states pacific command. honorable chip gregson, assistant secretary of defense for asian and pacific security affairs, and david shear deputy assistant secretary of state for east asian and pacific affairs, and we welcome you gentlemen to the first hearing before this committee. we're sort of pleased that you could join us today and testify on recent security developments, involving the country of china. also, wish to welcome admiral willard's wife, donna, who is seeded behind the good admiral. and we welcome you. is the admiral missteps of that, why, you just whisper in his hair and you help them out. welcome. this is a very important and very timely hearing. it's interesting to note that just this morning, press reports indicate that google i
CSPAN
Aug 18, 2011 6:00am EDT
from china or a lot of places as well but much more productive for the region and try to go for that strategy. thank you very much. [applause] [silence] >> it is we're waiting for colleagues to get the mike up i have to tell you after those presentations i had 15 questions for you and after erica spoke i change those to different questions and after mauricio mesquita moreira spoke there are many things on the table to pursue. we don't have unlimited time but we want to jump into. mauricio cardenas spoke eloquently about the changes going on internally in economics particularly in the commodity sector in south america and russia emphasize you weren't talking about mexico or the central american companies but the commodity export to china. let me broaden this out and talk about local trade negotiations. latin america, specifically brazil and other countries in south america have taken strong positions in the wto context about what they want to see advanced in those discussions and what they are not willing to come to agreement on at this point but based on your analysis of how these ec
CSPAN
Mar 7, 2013 6:00am EST
frustrating, it is deplorable. the case must be made to russia and china that supporting or aiding assad not only harms syria, but harms their own interests and, indeed, standing within the wider region. the can the foreign secretary or set out what recommendations he will make in london next week specifically on the prospects and the changes in the security council? separately on sanctions, the issue at present is not necessarily about new sanctions, but effective enforcement of existing sanctions. given his recent visit, does the foreign secretary agree with me that more must be done to insure that countries fully comply with the existing sanctions to which they have already signed up? third, on the issue of international accountability, the responsibility for the crisis as i made clear primarily rests with the assad regime, and the perpetrators must ultimately be held to account. does the foreign secretary agree that efforts to publish the name of syrian officers ordering the ongoing atrocities are vital as they could serve as a clear signal of spent that they will face -- of in
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2010 2:00am EST
syrian regime. china is another key ally and protector of iran and has made it clear it will prevent significant, prevent significant pressure to be placed on tehran. chinese companies are eagerly expanding their trade with and investments in iran. many taking advantage of opportunities created i western and other companies which are curtailing or finally severing their ties. recently reports indicate that china is actively facilitating north korea's providing iran with advanced missiles and ingredients for chemical weapons in violation of u.n. security council sanctions. but support for iran comes from other places as well. determined to demonstrate its growing distance from the u.s., turkey has publicly embraced tehran, increased its economic cooperation, signed a major gas pipeline deal and try to undermine u.s. efforts to stop the iranian threat, including voting against u.n. security council resolution 1929. turkey recently prevented nato from designating iran as a missile threat to be countered with a proposed antimissile shield despite tehran's expanding missile capabilities.
CSPAN
Jul 20, 2010 2:00am EDT
taxes. later, a forum on u.s.-china relations. the senate judiciary committee votes tomorrow morning on the nomination of yelena kagan been -- elena kagan being on the supreme court. you can see that online at c- span.org. you also find her other appearances on c-span and passet hearings on nominees. kenneth feinberg, the administrator of dozen bp gulf oil spill -- the bp gulf oil spill forum. he spoke for a little less than an hour. n and i have known each other for about 0 years. we -- 30ears. we both worked together on catol hill, he was working for senator kennedy, a i was d come to capitol hill after completing some time as an assistant u.s. attorney in new york and also has clerked for chief judge fuld in the new york court of appeals. ken is a nati of massachusetts, graduate of university of matts at amherst, and after he left senator kennedy as chief of staff in 1980, he set up the washington officer for kay shuller. in that position he was appointed by judge jack weinstein, a judge from the southern district of new york, to help the special master for the -- [inaudib
CSPAN
Jan 14, 2010 2:00am EST
the country of china. also i wish to welcome willard's wife donna seated behind the good admiral and we welcome you, and if the admiral missteps a bit, why, you just whisper in his ear and help him out. welcome. this is a very important and a very timely hearing. it's interesting to note that just this morning press reports indicate that google is contemplating pulling out of china, which we may discuss a bit in our hearing. i'll stress for some time the critical significance of the developments in china to our national security. in recent years, while we've been highly focused and events in the middle east and south asia, china's influence has grown in asia as well as beyond. and i'm pleased that the obama administration prioritized the united states and china's security relationship and encouraged by the joint statement that raumted from the president's recent visit to china. i welcome the administration's efforts to increase u.s. and china relations and cooperation in areas of common interests ranging from counterterrorism and nonproliferation to energy security. we must work
CSPAN
Jul 29, 2009 7:30am EDT
councilor of china. this is just over an hour. >> i am glad you are impressed by that. yous gracious and i am grateful to you. my compliments to our hosts, the business scalpel, it is a pleasure to be in a room with, i believe, all of the great statesmen of the business and financial community, and people who have spent so much of their lives building links between our two companies -- countries. i had the privilege of studying china early in life a long time ago when china was in the eve of what i believe has been one of the most remarkable transformations in economic hvelopment we have seen in modern history. i think we should use that and take great confidence that when china sets out a path to reform they will have the capacity tov take great confidence that when china sets out a path to reform they will have the capacity to act on those basic objectives. henry kissinger gave him my first job, he did not pay me well but gave me the enormous privilege of a chance to wherewith him, and occasionally listen to me and has been enormously loyal and supportive to me ever since. i listened car
CSPAN
Jul 16, 2013 6:00am EDT
in arms, and unpredictable leader. this is critically important and china. china's presence in the region, a region vitally important to american interests. number 2, what are they up to? in the past there has been the traditional, ante up the rhetoric, take some shots at south korea, find the most incendiary words for the american press to stargel american policymakers, scare everybody and make a deal. make a deal on food, on fuel, the agreed framework. i am generalizing. but across the board, scare everybody, be very hostile, but eventually show your cards after what you want. is that the case now? the answer is i don't know and i don't think so. let me also say that even though i have been to north korea eight times and am referred to as the foremost north korea specialist in the country i always say i don't know what they are going to do next. they are unpredictable. i don't know where all the power centers are. if anybody says they are like us when they negotiate, they aren't. they don't think like we do. they don't negotiate like westerners do. their idea of a negotiation is
CSPAN
Sep 22, 2011 6:00am EDT
, dough -- defectors pay brokers in china to contact their families, and they get dvds, flash drives and balloon launches. north koreans, especially the eleads, are keeping up with south korean soap operas, and watching south korean and western films. it's more important than over to raise the human rights concerns so they know our concerns are for them. for example, it was a brilliant action by the obama administration to include special envoy for north korean human rights, ambassador robert king in the delegation that went to north korea to investigate the food situation. it's the human rights in north korea that are causing the starvation. furthermore, north koreans are no long dependent on kim jong-il to survive, and because of farmer markets and the capitalism is saving them. kim jong-il's unprovoked attacks on south korea, as congressman paine mentioned, have awake ended south koreans to the truth, we must not ignore the human rights of north koreans for the false promise of this regime to end its nuclear program. governments, nongovernmental organizations, and individuals, first o
CSPAN
Aug 22, 2012 2:00am EDT
clinton, so many years ago, more than 17 years ago, went to china. in made that declared that statement that women's writes our human rights. and it set off such a fire that you may remember. all these years later, not only did that statement resonate and create enormous change, but last year when she went to the summit when all the countries got it again, she said i know what i said so many years ago when i have something new to say which is women are central. forget just about the right thing to do or how we should help women around the world. but if we want to have an impact in this global recession, there has to be central change the economy. i think the ball is moving. and i think that it is so different now. this is not the right thing to do. this is the smart thing to do. as bob zoellick always says, it's smart economics that invest in women. >> on a more human and personal level -- can anybody have it all? >> i'm not sure how to have it all. >> i think that women do a little better -- i will say one other thing. what is interesting about the debate is how many men are
CSPAN
May 23, 2012 7:30am EDT
america together as china and india rise but i was always taught in business, going back to your best and biggest customer to get that extra deal is often a very good strategy, and so we should be thinking exactly about that in terms of e.u.-u.s. trade. .. to scrutinize in the same way spend ages. >> i think it makes a series of sensible suggestion and i think we should look carefully at them. again commend for what he has done in terms of reforming the huge number of command posts and headquarters post in nato. i expect more to be done on the in front as well. [inaudible] 3% on the european market could the prime minister confirm how completing the service market is for british services. >> i think the point of it is completing the single market in digital services and energy. each of them, can add, i believe over a percentage point on european gdp. it is a area britain excels at not terms of financial service but everything from construction and what have you. from other countries and there are a a a number of countries that are currently in breech of the undertaking. the press
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2011 2:00am EST
bilateral trust with china. we need to form habits of cooperation and respect that help us work together more effectively and whether disagreements when they do arrive. the most notable example of our efforts is the strategic and economic dialogue which brings together hundreds of experts from dozens of agencies across both of our governments, not only to discuss an unprecedented range of subjects, but to inculcate that ethic or habit of cooperation across our two governments. secretary geithner and i are looking forward to hosting your counterparts this spring for the third round of the sned. this is a good start, but i will be the first to admit that distrust lingers on both sides. the united states and the international committee have watched china's efforts to modernize and expand its military. we have sought clarity as to its intentions. as secretary gates stressed in beijing this week, both sides would benefit from sustained and substantive military-to-military engagement that increases transparency. need more high-level visits, more joint exercises, more changes from our
CSPAN
May 10, 2011 6:00am EDT
treasury secretary timothy geithner give remarks at the opening session of the u.s.-china strategic economic dialogue. later oral arguments before the ninth circuit appeals court on whether teacher's first amendment free-speech rights were violated when the school board made san diego a high school math teacher bradley johnson takedown classroom banners which included such phrases as in god we trust and god bless america. several live events to tongue you about. officials from the justice department and federal trade commission testified on capitol hill about protecting privacy of smart phones and other mobile technology. witnesses will include representatives of google and apple. that is on c-span at 10:00 eastern. also at 10:00 eastern on c-span3 admiral robert papp talk about the coast guard budget request for the next year. he is before the senate appropriations subcommittee on homeland security. later on c-span3 at 3:30 p.m. eastern president obama will be in el paso. the texas talking about immigration, the economy and security. next a discussion of the state of the congressio
CSPAN
Feb 17, 2010 7:30am EST
and his counterparts from china, france, india and ya japan. from davos, switzerland, this is an hour and a half. >> good morning. we're going to start nice and promptly. my name is martin wolf, i'm the financial times. i have had the pleasure of moderating this session on several occasions, and it's always been -- is that all right? it's always been very exciting and stimulating and pleasurable, at least for me. and we have a particularly remarkable panel, i think, today to discuss the issue which i'm sure is closest to most of your hearts which is are we out of a mess? and if we are, what follows? the situation is, obviously, very, very different from what it seemed to be a year ago and very, very much better. and we want to address not only these short-term questions of what might happen as we come out of the, out of the recession, but also we now have, i think, the opportunity to discuss some of the longer-term structural questions in the world economy, and we will address those as well. before i introduce the panel and the issues, i just, i have been to tell you, first of all, th
CSPAN
Mar 20, 2013 7:30am EDT
actions to reassure the peoples, thank you. [speaking chinese] >> translator: china's websites, mr. bremer can you talked a lot about the goals and the best of reform. we pay close attention to the reform of the reeducation through labor system. mr. premier, is there a timetable for reforming it? [speaking chinese] >> translator: let me answer your question very precise. the relevant authorities are working intensively on the plan to reform the reeducation through labor system. and the plan might be unveiled before the end of the year. thank you. [speaking chinese] [speaking chinese] >> translator: i noticed one detail, mr. premier. in the course of the press conference you have raised your hand over 30 times, which reminds me of the meeting i had with you the 11 years ago. at that time you were working and hunan province entering that many hours impressed by your confidence and wisdom. the question is, in 2011, he visited hong kong and brought along a large gift box from the central government. what new measures will your government take to support hong kong's development? and i,
CSPAN
Jun 28, 2011 6:00am EDT
countries like china. if you are not able to achieve that, the risk is that future growth will be more volatile. you see more volatility in exchange markets they can put pressure on governments trying to develop. for the united states, that means that we have to see the basic pattern of growth shift dramatically from what we saw in the last decade. it was an expansion built on a moreenuous foundation of consumption fueled by borrong and a substantial decline in savings rates. to be successful in the future we need to see a growth strategy were driven by investment and export growth, and we need to see a shift to more responsible saving pattern, not just by the average american, but by the government itself. we are seeing that pattern start to take shape in the united states. >> these are the questions much debated in the g-20. india is now a member of the g- 20. it is a wonderful development to be emerging economies like india. how do you see the role of india in the g-20 and cooperate -- cooperation with the u.s.? exchange-rate policy issues -- how would you about your weight the disc
CSPAN
Apr 9, 2010 6:00am EDT
know, getting china, israel, pakistan all in one room talking about this? that would be interesting. >> i'll come back to that. but i want to ask valerie, who's really the expert on the nuclear security summit and the loose nukes issue, to address that. that. >> i'm not the expert on the summit. i'll say that. but what i can speak to is my experience as a c.i.o. covert officer. and having looked at the nexus of terrorism and nuclear weapons, it's absolutely terrifying. and i'll just speak for myself personally. as i said in my statement, when i worked for the c.i.a., i thought this was the most this important issue right there. i still believe that but i have evolved in thinking that the only way we can proceed is in fact, draining the swamp. because it is such a different environment. her majesty spoke about the cold war and a childhood of thinking about nuclear explosion. very different today. that was very much a bipolar world and it was much mover contained. now, truly the genie is out of the bottle. and when you have the possibility that terrorists -- which the film speaks to,
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Jun 8, 2010 6:00am EDT
saw a picture of him standing on the great wall of china. he was much more than an ordinary tourist. for some reason, my thoughts turned to one of his predecessors, william martin, the chair of the federal reserve from 1951-1970. as i recollect it, his travel schedule consisted of trips between washington and new york. that must seem like ancient history where a globetrotter like dr. bernanke who is responsible is taken from the capital of europe to the great wall of china to jackson hole, wyoming and many other places, inter -- illustrating the interconnectedness of the 21st century global economy. prioryfss(8 to his government , he was the howard harrison and gabriel snyder professor of economics and public affairs at princeton university. he served as chair of the economics department from 1996- 2002. he began his academic career at stanford's business school before arriving at princeton in 1985. he received a ba in economics in 1975 from harvard university summa cum laude, a ph.d. in economics in 1979 from the massachusetts institute of technology. he and his wife and i have tw
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Jul 29, 2009 6:00am EDT
moving forward from here. without welcome to this stage the vice- premier of china,. [applause] >> [speaking foreign language] . . clinton, as will be joining us in a while. secretary geithner, mr. liveris, and madame hills, all the ladies and gentlemen, friends today i am deeply honored to have this opportunity to meet you tonight. [speaking in chinese] >> translator: and mr. liveris >> translator: and mr. liveris raised a question for@@@@@@@@@ that's a book written by mr. biewbin which has had a very major influence on me. and i agree with these points outlining in that book and through this book i came to know mr. rubin. people sometimes say a famous teacher must have smart students. and i just came to know that ?erkt secretary geithner is a student of mr. kissinger and mr. rubin. so that's the situation between tutor and student. and that inspired me. so i'm thinking about teachers that i can name that are as great or as smart as mr. rubin and dr. kissinger. and i found one. found one, and this is when i was studying and northwest -- nw university in china there was an old
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Nov 23, 2010 6:00am EST
jamaica, china, from poland because they are coming to new mexico because it is anna attractive state where they can get a legal id that allows them to travel the country without detection. and they are also provided sanctuary. in our state we find out who you are we arrest, punish, whatever it may be and you ended up being deported because you have now proven yourself to be unsafe to be in our country. and in new mexico, 45% of the population -- is that me? 45% of the population in the state of new mexico is hispanic. but it is amazing at how well the message is received that we have to secure our borders. that we cannot have comprehensive immigration reform without first securing the border. and we have done many things in our state. [applause] >> we have done many things in our state to try to do so from a fence in some places to barriers to prevent vehicles from crossing with loads of narcotics. and keep in mind, the arrests are of people from all over the world and some of them are here to cause us direct harm. and so we understand from a law enforcement point of view. and we und
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Aug 14, 2009 2:00am EDT
europe and this includes another afghan neighbor, china, all share and this is one of them. >> yeah, hi. simon denny from reuters here. i wanted to pick up on something ashley and vikram are talking about, propaganda. the taliban are going around telling people in afghanistan that the russians were here for 10 years, the americans have been here for seven, you know, stick around, we're going to be on the winning side and it's changing that perception of who the winning side is going to be which is crucial to getting the villagers to actually support your goals. and i just wondered, you know, i understand that the military commitment can't be open-ended, that the goals have to be realistic but can you really tell the afghan people you're here, the military's here until you provide security, development, and democracy and not just at a presidential level but democracy at a local too. is that commitment still there from the international community to do that? >> great question. barney and rinna, would you comment? >> well, first, you accurately describe the message from the taliban. th
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Nov 28, 2012 7:30am EST
ago, all their venture investors were in silicon valley. now they have more investors in china than silicon valley. that sets the context, the troubling thing. the positive thing is the one area this year related to the jobs, we economy, didn't work together in a bipartisan way were the support of the president was jump starting the business start-ups to legalize crowd funding, very important for entrepreneurs and areas that don't have venture-capital which -- >> you like government. >> i like the free-market. government has to set the context of things related to security and access to capital. the government has to grow the big issue of immigration which is critical, highly skilled immigration has to be a fix, more work to be done. the good news also is there's not a bill that was introduced in a bipartisan way by senator marco rubio and senator warner of virginia, senator moran of kansas called start of 2.0 building on the job act and dealing with high skills to create entrepreneur and visa and yield these issues around regulation and dishes on commercialization research but now
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Jul 22, 2011 6:00am EDT
and china is having the greatest boom in history and we are paying for it. we need trading jobs but the trade must be fair for both nations suffer. on fair trade uses child labor, prison labor, work without standards, work without environmental scorecards, and pirates the very design and products and plants that come into their nation. these unfair trade practices have cost us millions of our best jobs over the last 20 years, not just the last two, causing untold pain and anxiety and families across america and our leaders have done nothing but talk about the wonders of free trade, a so-called free trade has killed us. trade must be fair first. , then free. american presidents starting with george washington a pet -- protected american manufacturing jobs from predatory trade practices for more than 160 years. this is not a radical idea. this is what built america. it worked again after world war two for germany and japan, both of whom refused free trade. they protected their jobs. germany is now the largest economy in europe and japan is number two on earth. we must protect our best
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Jan 29, 2011 2:00am EST
farare europe doing? how about the u.s. and china? and how confident are you that the american political system will be up to the challenges we still face as a country? >> i want to touch on all of those. tell me how confide you are that the american political system can look at the challenge of economic growth to reduce unemployment in a lonterm very difficult and very large debt. >> i spent a lot of time around the world talking to my counterparts. i would not trade their challenges -- i would not tra our challenges for theirs. we have a very tough set of choices to make especially on the fiscal side. but we are in a dramatically stronger position to confront those challenges. we are in a relatively better position to confront them. were still a younger country and the other major -- and the other major economies. our productivity growth is unique among the major ecomies. it was very strong to the crisis. we have a much more open economy. we have a more open immigratn. we have better positioned to benefit from t extraordinary talent around theorld. it's been with the challeng
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Feb 11, 2011 6:00am EST
friendly chinese bankers. they are not worried about this. you may know that the president of china is named hu. his name is president hu. and with all the money that we owe china, i think we might rightly say, hu's your daddy. right? now let me just say, give and other living example of what a million, a million ,-comcome a trillion stomach is abstaining appear waving red flags think the trillion dollars is like a way amount of money. well, it is. if you take a million dollars and you convert it to seconds of time, a million seconds equals 11 and a half days. if you take a billion seconds and convert a billion seconds into time, that equals 32 years. there's a difference between millions and billions, but there's an even greater difference between billions and trillions. if you convert a trillion seconds into time, that equals 32000 years. so what we and we are talking trillions going from a trillion to 14 to 21, this is a stunning level of debt that we have never even imagined before in the calculus of recent history. so let me explain what that level of debt can mean to you personal
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Dec 29, 2010 2:00am EST
darkness there's always light. >> just so those who have never heard us talk before, what years in china? >> first years working for a canadian newspaper, from 1971 to 1975. which was this last five years of mao tse-tung's life and the cultural revolution, the great chaos which mao occasioned by trying to turn chinese society upside down. and i went back to china when they began to open to the world in the 1980's. an assignment which ended with my imprisonment for spying. which i hasten to say was not guilty and the chinese ultimately themselves. after a little bit of -- acknowledged two or three years later. the soviet union between those two and the time of leonid brez they have -- -- breznev. and apartheid south africa. also at the depths of apartheid. and i was extraordinary lucky in my assignments. almost -- i didn't set out -- ever to be a foreign correspondent. and i certainly didn't set out to have these assignments. i just felt like i had a kind of angel on my shoulder that carried me to these places at times of particular interest. and they were somebody who was prepared to pay
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Feb 10, 2011 6:00am EST
china and pending trade agreements with colombia and panama. this is u.s. trade representative kirk's first appearance before the house ways and means committee since being confirmed by the senate in march 2009. representative dave camp of michigan chairs the hearing. this is two hours, 20 minutes. >> we are opening the hearing on president obama's trade policy agenda. and good morning. i want to welcome everyone here and also extend a special welcome to united states trade representative ambassador ron kirk. ambassador, this is the first time you've been invited to appear before this committee, so we're looking forward to a thorough discussion of the administration's trade policy agenda, and particularly the path you see forward on the three pending trade agreements. international trade has been a cornerstone of the united states' foreign policy for the past 60 years. we must have a robust trade agenda to insure our economic future and create u.s. jobs. while the president has often spoken about the merits of trade over the past two years, there's little to show for it. the american
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Apr 7, 2011 6:00am EDT
florida. he advised me that china and india will eat our lunch. because they are investing more and more and more in scientific research. we cannot take a step back now. we should not take a step back now. we've got to continue to fund our public laboratories and their private laboratories. this is something the government does better than the private sector because we coordinate it. we are more efficient. we can guide the appropriate research. we have no more time to address the debt and deficit. we have to act now. i urge my colleagues to do it in the right way. don't vote for jobs in the and china. vote for amendment 8 and vote for jobs right here in the usa. >> thank you and i yield 45 seconds to the gentleman from oregon. >> thank you, perhaps the most sobering meeting i have had this year was with -- lunch with the director of nih. we are sliding in the direction none of us want. one of the legacies of the economic recovery act was a significant investment in research and development. this is something that if it were a secret ballot, i think this would pass overwhelmingly. i
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Mar 2, 2010 6:00am EST
supporter of engagement with countries like china and trade with china. but it seems increasingly over the last year or two that human rights, religious freedom and china, egypt, india, vietnam, other countries, more and more reports that there's less religious tolerance. that there's more problems and perhaps it's just a matter of whaths to the news. but i'm hearing from a lot of people directly in my office that are suggesting a deteriorating situation. and meeting with the people from georgia, a lot of representatives, again, i hear a concern that our emphasis is more on russia. and even to the point of them not getting equipment they needed for basic protections especially for parts for their rifles. so some pretty important concerns there specifically on georgia. so if i could just ask you to comment on the urgency and timing of iran, possible scenarios there. and just maybe your perception of human rights as well as a comment on georgia. >> thank you so much, senator. on iran's sanctions we are intentionally engaged with countries around the world. in the last month i attended th
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Jul 6, 2011 2:00am EDT
do now, what else can we do? so far there hasn't been much discussion of china and i think china is the elephant in the room. china is capable of being vastly more innovative than it is right now. we're at a funny moment in history where they're wealthy enough to bid up our resource prices but in most areas are not quite on the frontier so we're not getting their innovations. so i think basically we should be nice to china. [laughter] >> moving china to the frontier will be the most important event. and like many observers, i take china's recent economic success to really be quite fragile. so i would just say if we're talking about innovation, the main story is china, china, china, we're not seeing the gains now. even in countries like brazil which is not typically thought of as an innovator, there are areas brazil has been on the front tier. which countries will get on the frontier most rapidly to me is where i focus. politics is very important. i think of the n.i.h. as having a very high rate of return, solving the budget crisis is important for a lot of different reasons that peo
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Jun 10, 2011 6:00am EDT
vietnamese ship that was exploring the possibilities of oil in the south china sea. these are basically related to sovereignty issues. they are not only national security issues, they also have downstream economic consequences. to me, they clearly talk to the commitments that we have for stability in this region. we have made these commitments. i think we are the key to the strategic balance in that region. i am wondering if you are of the same mind as secretary clinton was and gates was last year when they pretty strongly stated that we are not going to be deterred from protecting the interests of countries in international waters in that part of the world. >> very much. that's an and screaming important region. we have to have a presence there -- that is an extremely important region to have to protect our presence there. we have to have respect for international law. there has to be freedom of the seas, so that we can do our job. i think it is important to have a relationship with china, but they also have to understand that by trying to advance in the china sea, they can interfere w
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Feb 16, 2011 6:00am EST
to use facebook to reveal abuse by their teachers to the internet campaign in china that helps parents find their missing children. at the same time, the internet continues to be restrained in a myriad of ways. in china, the government censors content and redirects certain requests to error pages. in burma, independent news sites have been taken down with denial of services. in cuba, the government is trying to create a national movement not to allow their citizens to access the global internet. bloggers to criticize the government are arrested and abuse. in iran, the authorities block media website, target social media, and steel identifying information about their own people in order to hunt them down. these actions reflect a landscape that is complex and combustible. it is sure to become more so in the coming years as billions of more people connect to the internet. the choices we make today will determine what the internet looks like in the future. businesses have to choose whether and how to enter markets where internet freedom is limited. people have to choose how to act
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May 15, 2013 7:30am EDT
on american history tv. >> china's roland relations between north and south korea. and strategic and international studies, and demilitarization. and the unification of the peninsula. the discussion was hosted by the institute for corean-american studies. >> thank you for coming. you guys are all real loyalists, thank you for coming. before we start, this is friday afternoon, very important. the president of south korea just finished a visit to washington and now in south korea. and we think this c-span people. and way beyond this particular room. and let me briefly introduce the speaker. and recently he also said the officer asked the secretary of defense. and in washington. so it is all yours. >> thank you for the invitation and interruption, i am no longer teaching at georgetown and retired from there. good to be here and appreciate the invitation. the outrageous threats uttered by north korea's new leader confirm what henry kissinger rose in his latest book about the prospects of a nuclear north korea, quote, the spread of these weapons into hands not restrained by the historical
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Nov 20, 2012 6:00am EST
china. it is a permissible and desirable objective of american foreign policy to prevent any nation from dominating a continent, but it does not need to be done by the methods of the cold war. the question this what can be created in which china and we can operate--with our military success so this is a very general way of putting it. >> keep coming back to china. >> i would also apply edge -- >> questions to editor she mentioned the cold war. the request and asking what role does russia play in the world going forward. >> it is -- in a challenge of the finding its identity under totally different circumstances. russia has been an imperial power and it has had domestic support by its efforts in asia, the middle east and europe, depending on where it was, now russia has the problem of a declining population. declining russian population and muslim population that is forward of the muslim world. 3,000 miles from china which is based tricky dick nightmare in the sense that there are thirty million russians are on one side and 1 billion chinese on the other end the middle east which is
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May 29, 2013 7:30am EDT
. >> guest: well, you know, our biggest problem with is china. the administration has argued this is completely separate from the middle east. we have a choice of either middle east or china. the term pivot to asia was interpreted in the middle east to pivot toward asia and pivot away from the middle east. if you ask middle east -- they think about it from ruler to public intellectual and they will tell you they want to wash their hands. my argument is not so fast. the middle east is strategically important and right to us. we have a lot at stake there. it's not separate from the china issue. it's a mistake. it's another big mistake to think that our rivalry with china is in the asia-pacific. and middle east is completely irrelevant to it. but rather i think the middle east would be an arena of american-chinese rivalry. the chinese are moving west. they look at the arc from central asia to pakistan as their set of countries that are a vital interest to civility of western china. they are looking for markets. they are building pipelines, rail ways, roads to the region. for the chinese
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