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CSPAN
Dec 21, 2011 10:00am EST
export market and for similar reasons it will include china. even in good circumstances, europe is likely to see a shallow recession, indeed one that has probably already begun. this is in fact the baseline that most people are working off of. however, in the worst circumstances, a breakup of the euro will slow the continent and possibly the whole world into a multi-year depression. i personally am not at all sure that the europeans can handle the problem on their own not just because of their political divisions but because economically the problem has become too big for the healthy core of europe to handle. for that reason, i have argued for imf enlargement supported by all its members beginning with the united states and china has a badly needed insurance policy. that is my introduction on the 2011 and euro crisis. now would like to kick off a conversation in the panel and i have encouraged them to disagree with each other, disagree with ourselves, among ourselves. and to comment as we go along. i will direct the first question hans stimmer and ask him how he sees the outlook fo
CSPAN
May 26, 2011 5:00pm EDT
president's nominee for u.s. ambassador to china told a senate committee that his focus on him and rights, intellectual property, and security issues is confirmed by the senate. locke would be the first chinese-american to serve as an ambassador to china. we are going to watch as much of this as we can until our live health coverage. >> the hearing will come to order. we are delighted to welcome our secretary of commerce and our good friend, gary locke, who has been nominated by the president to be our ambassador to the people's republic of china. welcome, mr. secretary. we are happy to have the ear and excited about this appointment. he liked it all so -- we are happy to have you here and deexcited about this appointment. we are also delighted to welcome the family. emily is 6 and she told us where she is going to school. she would be much happier if the hearings were over and her father could leave right now. gary locke's to read it partner in life and this effort, mona. we are happy to have you all here. -- gary locke's terrific partner in life and his efforts, mona. this appointment -
CSPAN
Jun 14, 2012 5:00pm EDT
witnesses on competitiveness and collaboration issues between the u.s. and china. -- i'm told that senator murko wski is on her way. i took a trip to china to discuss the deployment of clean energy. we visited hong kong and beijing to talk to investors and business representatives and government officials. on that trip, obviously, we were impressed by the fast combination of government partnerships. in china is rapidly developing. although much of their growth is dominated by coal and facile -- and fossil fuels, there are government policies to promote clean energy sector as well. that sector is not only developing domestically in china, it is also extending abroad, it is influencing the u.s. very directly and european markets. the situation in china is in direct contrast to the approach to clean energy that we have taken here in the u.s. many of our efforts to promote clean technology is addressed in and in predict -- in an unpredictable fashion with funds and incentives that expired and come back to life and expire again. there is a lack of clear direction of policy that would al
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2011 10:00am EST
. "the washington times." "looking at the news related to the visit." let's begin with what china will want for -- one from the united states. what is the chinese president saying to barack obama? guest: to some extent i think that they would like to cool down the aggravation that has taken over the ties to the u.s. lately. china depends on a stable environment. they depend on trade. really, the relationship has gotten out of kilter over the last few years. they would like tactical reassurance. china obvious as the once parts of america. we want technology from the u.s.. we get to see a deal involving general of electric, which we could talk about later, which is interesting. they want that tactical reassurance. host: we had one caller that we were talking to about u.s.-china relations. one caller said that he wanted to hear tough language from barack obama. caller: i cannot speak to guest: i cannot speak for the administration, but i would guess that there would be some tough language from the u.s. laced with a lot of cool them. wherever the u.s. looks in the world, it meets china. ir
CSPAN
May 2, 2012 10:00am EDT
, for instance, in china. in china, i went to give one lecture, but he communicated with the school children in china about the common things we have to address for the future. i think by the time we go through another four or five years, maybe when the war in afghanistan is over and iran, and the world sees that peace is possible, then i think there might be a turning of attention for more opportunities for children of all nations to communicate with each other and to learn about one another. >> and does not technology make it easier? we all watched the arab spring. we certainly saw the way the pictures were, for example, in tahrir square, in egypt, when we were able to be interconnected and were able to organize because of twitter, because of facebook, because of the internet. how has technology changed the prospects for peace and for the involvement of everyday citizens to make a better world >> wel? >> well, the carter center is deeply involved in egypt. i will be going down in a few more days, and i do not think any one of those revolutionary -- would have been possible without
CSPAN
Aug 24, 2011 5:00pm EDT
reasons the vice president went to china and mongolia and japan was to underscore the interconnected nature of our world and our economy. one of the reasons he spent so much time in china is because the u.s. and china are the world's two largest economy. it is important to continue to build or the understanding and good working relationship because there are significant economic consequences for that back here in this country. in terms of the comments you are citing i haven't seen the full context of those remarks. >> with respect to the hurricane, even it is a state by state and county reaction it is a big storm all the way up the east coast. does the president have a plan to personally look at where shortages might be and where evacuations might be falling short, water shortages and food shortages and is there a chance that he cuts short his vacation? >> i don't have any scheduling updates to announce at this pakistan. i can tell you the fema administrator is a jiu-jitsu -- legitimate expert on these issues. he was the top emergency management official in the state of florida and r
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 1:00pm EDT
. to deal with china, it is the fundamental problem of american foreign policy right now. the difficulty is chinese history is totally different. we have been secure through most of our history from other countries, the impact of foreign societies on us. the chinese state has always been surrounded by a multiplicity of states. the management of all barriers has been a principal necessity of chinese foreign policy. we have done it on a pragmatic basis. the chinese have learned to take a longer, strategic view because one cannot decide the outcome of any issue unless you look at it in a longer-term. but these societies have two different approaches. it is an ever evolving situation. china is now rising country. we have the status quo countries similar to germany and england and therefore the likelihood is something like that might occur again. remember, china is a country that is returning to what it believes it has always been, namely the center of asian affairs. but it is inevitable that the rise in china will impinge on the united states. there are a number of things we need
CSPAN
Sep 15, 2009 10:00am EDT
packages in the united states and china and other countries. timothy geithner unveiled the outlines of a new strategy for ensuring that banking institutions could continue to provide credit to households and businesses during the financial crisis. essential component of that strategy was the exercise and came to be known as the bank stress test. under this initiative, the banking regulatory agencies and took a forward looking, simultaneous evaluation of the capital positions of 19 of the largest bank holding companies in the united states, with the treasury committee to provide -- treasury committing it to provide public capital if needed the goal was to ensure that the equity held by these firms was sufficient in quantity and quality to allow the institutions to withstand a worse-than-expected economic environment over two years and yet remain healthy and capable of lending to creditworthy borrowers. this exercise, unprecedented in scale and scope, was led by the federal reserve in cooperation with the office of the comptroller of the currency and the fdic. the agency's report made pu
CSPAN
Sep 3, 2010 1:00pm EDT
policies. one side effect of this is china's reaction. when we conducted this exercise in the wake of the cheonan sinking, the chinese reaction was unusually harsh. i think it has awakened at the international community. it is central in the war, as reflected in the sense of china. china had some objection to this joint exercise. for example, july 15 -- "we formally oppose any foreign militaries placed in the yellow city, undermining china's security." and second also, this was a joint week emphasized by a high- ranking military -- this was a jointly emphasized by high- ranking military experts as well. he placed several reasons for why china opposed the joint exercise. and, of course, through the korean newspapers, there was one professor of china's natural defense industry. he said the true purpose was to intimidate china. in response, the position for iraq and the u.s. -- they prevented george washington from going to see. -- sea. and i think this decision was caused by china's unusually strong opposition, and because of six decades of alliance, this has been the first joint exe
CSPAN
Sep 18, 2012 5:00pm EDT
much money and sends it overseas and wants to start something with china. he wants us to go to war with iran. this is a gentleman who has five sons and not one of them is in the military. and he wants us to go to war with iran. we don't have money to pay for these wars. ryan voted for two wars and medicare part d, stimulus, tax cuts and now he is complaining that we're in debt, how did we get there? guest: when we talk about iran and the concerns i have with iran getting nuclear weapons and the issues right now with israel and with iran, i think that the president has sent mixed signals. he says to israel, we have your back. i'm not exactly sure what that means anymore and the people of israel aren't sure. iran continues to move forward, i believe developing nuclear weapons and they are saying they are using it for energy and not weapons and i don't believe them. and we need a red line and a deadline that says to the people of iran, the leaders in iran, that's enough. when folks were protesting in the streets in iran, the president stood by silently when he should have been support
CSPAN
Aug 31, 2010 1:00pm EDT
conventional thinking. >> china is now the number two economic power in the world. this morning, "washington journal" talk about that with a former undersecretary for trade. served as the undersecretary for trade at the commerce department. he is here to talk about china's power. i want to talk about "the financial times" -- obama right to be hard on china. guest: i thinkhere are a lot of similarities between the sh and obama approach. it should not surprise us. same countries involved. we are not looking for a radical shift. host: why not? guest: most of the trade is unfolding positively, through regular channels, going through customs, both sides are happy. there are problems, market access issues, currency problems, but 90% of bilateral trade is normal as u.s.-cana trade. it is not a turnaround, not a house on fire that you have to putut, but there are some problems. problems. host: long time and yours have seen the likes of senator schumer and others holding press conferences talking about their currency, threatening that the congress will do something about it but there has
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2011 10:00am EST
opportunity for him to see the long history of china's defense infrastructure. [laughter] so i think his trip marks a fairly important moment in the bilateral relationship. it's been a rather tense 12 months since last year when high-level ties were virtually at a standstill, cut off after the announcement of arms sales in taiwan at the beginning of last year. i think there re a lot of incidents that we watched carefully, snubs both ways, insults' in a very public forum, and a mismatch expectation. hopefully, this is the first or one signifant meeting that will help but the relationship back on track. i do not think there are any expectations for civic and breakthroughs on this trip, but there were two -- for significant breakthroughs on this trip, but there were two at were announced last night. the pla general who is the chief of the general staff will visit washington, d.c., at some point this year. a date has not been set. i think there was also an agreement that was wtten up in "the new york times", as they put it, "an establishment of a working group to talk about more talks." so a
CSPAN
Aug 24, 2011 1:00pm EDT
security developments in china. we will hear from debbie assistant defense secretary for east asia -- deputy assistant defense secretary for east asia. >> i will offer a few broad thoughts on the report. a couple of points about the administration's overall approach to china. and then i will walk you through it in some degree of detail, hopefully not too painful, what is in the report this year and then we will have time for whatever questions you may have. the report, as many of you know, is a report from the sec. defense transmitte -- a report from the secretary of defense and transmitted to congress, across interagency any type of u.s. government, so even though it is a dod report, it reflects the views held by the by the u.s. government. we very much into this report to be something that is factual, objective and an analytical, to provide input the information -- it puts an inflammation for policymakers in the legislative and executive branch to consider as they, applied the development of u.s. policy in a bilateral relationship between the united states and china. this year's
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2010 12:00pm EST
was selling car seats back to michigan from china. it is a shame. this is taking too much money and i do not think that they really care what is happening. look at the recall all of these cars from 2005 through to now. it is ridiculous, don't you november i thank you. guest: i am not sure that that, although there are issues with chinese-made products in quality, in this case toyota has since the early 1980's billed for -- builds factories in the united states. -- bibuilt factories in the united states. Ñihost: the news this morning is that toyota is recalling the prius hybrid because of the brake failure. the brakes on those cars may fail in icy conditions or bumpy situations. the prius brake technology is their own testing technology, correct? guest: yes. what it does, as you break, the vehicle is capturing the energy in and returning it to the battery. the way that the hybrid works, they use the battery to run the car, if you come to a stop you might hear the engine turned off completely. host: wayne, michigan. good morning. independent line. caller: toyota has had a lot of proble
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2010 10:00am EST
other hand, in the emerging markets particularly, china, india, brazil as the largest, but several others, the exploration has been significant. the numbers are to% stronger estimated for -- to% stronger for 2009 than estimated in the middle of the year -- 2% stronger. four reasons i will mention briefly. first of all, and the policy measures that were taken were unprecedented, both the financial rescue, fiscal stimulus, and monetary stimulus. they have a virtually no precedent. the aggressiveness of the policy response was extraordinary. the second reason is these policies by and large worked. not a foregone conclusion. many were very controversial. but if you look at the numbers, the spreads, etc. -- any number of indicators, you have to say we are in enormously better shape then nine months ago. the third factor is the fundamental strength of asia going into this recession and the fact that they were able to respond aggressively. a lot of it had to do with policy in asia. basically the banking sector and household sector and the corporate sector in asia was in very good shape. a
CSPAN
Apr 25, 2011 12:00pm EDT
very unlikely outside the united states. again, on china relations, there may be differences between these groups in terms of how they view these differences. but the approach has to be brought in terms of seeking some -- there are variations there, but no difference in terms of policy. in terms of the diagnosis of what the problem is. i think there is a broad consensus that we don't have many options vis a vis pakistan. a democracy promotion has no basis. there are instances on that issue. to sum up, what we see is a pragmatism moving away from idealism that is characterized in foreign policy in the cold war period. the story is not complete. it could go back. public sentiment is very intense. we discuss issues we would not have been discussing earlier. we characterize that as public debate even though the shift has not -- is not complete. the conventional wisdom approach we have taken we see as the pragmatic approach coming stronger and shifting away from the idealistic movement as reducing. i think we are somewhat cautious in terms of making any final predictions. i think
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2011 5:00pm EST
the parts from an affiliate's of an electronics company in china and wired payment for the parts to the account at a bank in china. the three cases i just described are a drop in the bucket. there is a flood of canada permits -- counterfeits, and it is putting our military at risk and costing us a fortune. in terms of cost, just one example, to the government now. in 2010, the missile defense agency learned that missile defense computers contain a suspect counterfeit memory devices. according to the missile defense agency, if the devices had failed, the missile itself would likely have failed. the cost of that fix was nearly $2.70 million. and paid for it? the american taxpayer. we must change our acquisition rules to ensure that the cost of replacing suspect counterfeit parts are paid by the contractor, not the taxpayer, no ifs, ands, or buts. so let's be clear though. the risk is not created by the contractors. the risk stems from the brazen actions of the counterfeiters. mr. kamath from raytheon, another one of our witnesses, told us that what keeps them up at night is the dynami
CSPAN
Jul 5, 2011 10:00am EDT
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CSPAN
Dec 22, 2011 5:00pm EST
is, the u.s.-china relationship, around two vehicles. they are related. one is energy, the other, the environment. the united states and china are the number one and #two consumers of energy and the number one and #two polluters of the planet. are there ways we can work together? the disposition of many in this country is to see things in competitive rather>> good. maybe we will take one more. there is at hand there in the back. yes. >> thank you very much. i am just wondering if the panel could comment on chinese bilateral engagement with individual european countries, specifically on the periphery. there has been some investment deals with greece. how do you foresee this affecting overall e.u. policy toward china in the areas of human rights, an apartment? maybe to jump the gun, out the use the european high-technology transfers toward china? what does china what in return? is it too far to jump the gun to say that? do you see that as a possibility of opening up? this was an issue in the past, and how do you see this playing out in the future? >> maybe a heater you want to star
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2012 12:00pm EST
to china and about three years ago china announced in the composite manufacturing magazine that by 2020 they would be building composite jetliners of 190 passenger capacity or larger for the world. mullaly signed the death warrant for our aircraft industry an you can witness all of this. cnbc has a special one-hour program, i think they ever did three-time is, and if you are computer savvy you could probably go on line and bring it up either through cnbc or through boeing 787 dream liner, and it is just enough to make you cry. host: let us hear from your guest. guest: lylhas some good points. one is on it is one of the reasons why companies have looked at in sourcing, which is bringing production closer to home, notwithstanding your criticism of the gentleman, but ford has announced it is bringing pruction of the four diffusion from mexico to the united states. that's an example of insourcing. president had an event recently to highlight companies that have been doing this in the united states. regarding technology transfer, your comment was true. you see multinational companies li
CSPAN
Jul 5, 2010 5:00pm EDT
followed by a discussion of u.s. trade with china. then the 60 the anniversary of the korean war. and then coming up at 8:00 p.m. eastern, preparing for the possible next terrorist attack. >> c-span is now available in over 100 homes, burnie you -- bringing you politics, and all as a public service. >> read c-span's latest bokova "the supreme court: candid conversations with all of the justices active and rrtired." >> and now, author stephen rose on his book of a white america will emerge stronger from the financial -- on his book "why america will emerge stronger from the financial crisis." also, the reason we have him on is a piece that he has in the new republic, morning is coming. four reasons why the economy will roar back toolife. you say that first amongst those reasons is that you see an upturn in investment. >> there's no doubt about that. i think it is starting. the economy works by feedback loops. that is one company relies on someone, the demand from other workers. they get the other companies hire people because they think they can sell their product. and investment has histor
CSPAN
Aug 21, 2012 10:00am EDT
to the center for american progress. and even telling in a study on the progress of china and india and their role in the labor force. the challenges of united states competitiveness. looking at the race that really matters. comparing united states, chinese and indian investments in the next generation work force. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] [no audio] [no audio] >> this is the center for american progress along with the center for next generation. they are releasing a report on united states investment in education and comparing educational investments and that states compared to that of the hat states and china over the past several decades. to get underway shortly. our other coverage coming up, on c-span 2 right now, for the second and final day, the republican platform committee is underway. their meeting in tampa. with live coverage throughout the day on c-span 2. and coming up later today on the campaign trail, president obama has to the campaign stops, one in columbus, ohio at 1:00 p.m. and w
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2011 10:00am EDT
it in china, india, and in brazil. we have to compete. if we're going to maintain and develop, encourage the kind of economy in which good middle- class jobs are available, we have got to educate our work force, and we have to make sure we're demanding those high-end jobs, advanced manufacturing jobs, and other jobs will pay the kind of salary that will allow people to live the lives they want to live. if you walk away from our commitment to infrastructure, to rebuilding, the basic physical plant of our country and making sure that it is competitive and functional, then you are mortgaging the future. in one of the early debates, speaker gingrich wound himself up, which is not an unusual event. [laughter] and said, we do not need a department of railroads to build the transcontinental railroad. and that is true, but what we did need was abraham lincoln, in the midst of the civil war, making a decision that once that war was over, we better have a transcontinental railroad to connect our country or we were not going to grow. he also made the decision to move forward on land gran
CSPAN
May 2, 2012 1:00pm EDT
many of the problems we have with china are a function of success, not failure. they are important problems, but we need to recognize that 20% of the world's people are moving rapidly in this same direction. we do not know the destination, but it does not bear any resemblance to the soviet union. host: this is from twitter. as china use north korea as a tool? guest: i think that you have a triangle here. china uses north korea to influence policy of the united states -- look, in their view, americans want china to put pressure on north korea. well, if the americans are selling weapons to tie one, maybe we can get them to slow down on an issue that we care about. conversely, north koreans use the china u.s. north career relationship to exert pressure on both of us. i think the north koreans are extremely worried about the chinese and want to have direct negotiations with the united states so that they are not so dependent on china. i would say that in this triangle, every party has their own objective and of what they do with one party will influence their relationship with the othe
CSPAN
May 14, 2012 12:00pm EDT
numbers of asian citizens, none of these interests is directed against any other country, including china. the continue peaceful development of china is in our interest. we reject the notion america wants to contain china or that we seek a new cold war in asia where countries are forced to choose between the united states and china. in short, the question we must answer is can we in america make the big strategic decisions right now that will position us for long term success in asia? one of these big decisions pertains to trade. it is often said the business of asia is business. but when it comes to trade, the united states has been sitting on the sidelines and asia is sprinting forward without us. after four years, this administration still has not concluded or ratified a single free trade agreement of its own making. it took them until last year just to pass the fta's with korea and panama the bush administration began. china has secured nine in asia and latin america alone. it is negotiating five more and has for others under consideration. it's not just china. the japanese prime mini
CSPAN
Sep 14, 2011 5:00pm EDT
fastest railroads being built in china. i want them being built right here in the united states of america. there are construction projects like these all across the country, just waiting to get started. there are millions of unemployed construction workers looking for work. my question is, what is congress waiting for? there's work to be done. let's pass this jobs bill right away, let's get it doneful let's go. [applause] pass this jobs bill, there will be funding to save the jobs of up to 13,000 north carolina teachers, cops, and firefighters. i hope some of the young people here plan to go into teaching, plan to go into education. but here's the challenge. we've got an incredible -- we've got incredibly talented young people who want to teach, but while places like south korea are adding teachers to prepare their kids for the global economy, we're laying off teachers left and right. you've seen it here in north carolina. budget cuts are forcing superintendents all over the state to make layoffs they don't want to make. it's unfair to our kids, it undermine theirs future, it undermines o
CSPAN
Nov 18, 2009 1:00pm EST
. yesterday the president was in china to meet with the premier there. he accepted an invitation to visit the u.s. next year and president obama took time to walk along a section of china's great wall. he called the experience magical. >>> somali pirates have attacked a u.s. flagged cargo ship for the second time. european union naval force say weapons were fired at the "maersk alabama" this morning. private security guards on the ship fired back and turned them away. the "maersk alabama" was hijacked back in april. pirates took captain richard phillips hostage for five days before navy sharp shooters freed them. pirate attacks are increasing. there have been 29 successful hija hijackings so far this year. >>> hillary clinton is on a surprise visit to afghanistan. that's her first trip there as secretary of state. this is on the eve of president hamid karzai's inauguration. she'll attend the inauguration tomorrow. >>> the advance security team for vice president joe biden was involved in a car crash yesterday in new york. three people were injured in that collision. this is the thir
CSPAN
Mar 2, 2010 5:00pm EST
bloggers in countries such as china and vietnam and egypt and iran are threatened, we speak out publicly on their behalf. this is an important part of what we can and need to be doing. i want to just say at last comment, and it relates to what you spoke about senator durbin in your opening. this is about issue where the government has a role but the private sector also has a role. as you noted, i was involved before coming into government in the creation of the global network initia . multistakeholder initiative that brings together companies, ngos, academic experts and social investing firms. i think it's really critical that we and you work to figure out ways for companies to step up and take responsibility here. we can't do it alone, and companies acting alone can't make a difference. there needs to be a collective response, and i'm personally very committed as are others in the state department, to trying to find ways to work collectively with the private sector to make a difference in this area. thank you very much. >> chairman durbin, ranking member coburn, members of the subcommit
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2011 1:00pm EDT
generosity of spirit that marks both the united states and china. we would like the europeans to chair this first session. this with a diplomatic skill the keyword euro does not feature anywhere at to the chair. and here to try to help facilitate the discussion over the next hour or so of this panel. house trying to think of the framing or theme of this conference and series of panels. what came to mind was one of the commentaries mean in the wake of the 10th anniversary of 9/11. one commentator said that historians will write about the last case, not "war on terror," but "made in china." chinese leaders stress that 150 million people live on less than $1 a day. the gdp is one-tenth the u.s. level. that is true. but i think we all know that the last 30 years of reform and opening up have brought a revolution to that country and bring a harbinger of the enormous change for the world. it is a harbinger because there is another revolution coming and change in china. 400 million more people are moving to cities. 30,000 new skyscrapers. billions of dollars devoted to clean technology. they
CSPAN
Jul 28, 2010 10:00am EDT
even spell the names of. did you know 10% of the exports out of china go to one company? wal-mart. you guessed it. clothing, tools, gloves, even frozen fish. when you start wondering where all the jobs have gone, just read the labels on what you buy. you'll find the right answers. time to make good in america again. mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from louisiana rise? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. fleming: mr. speaker, last week in my home state of louisiana, nearly 15,000 citizens gathered to rally against the obama administration's destructive moratorium on offshore drilling. the rally for economic freedom was meant to send a message to washington that this moratorium is causing serious damage to the gulf coast's economy. while speaking to the thousands of concerned gulf coast citizens, governor bobby jindal put forth another plea to the obama administration, pointing out that the
CSPAN
May 3, 2012 1:00pm EDT
secretary of state are planning on having with china. it is apparent that our embassy failed to put in place the verifiable measures that would assure the safety of mr. chan and his family. this is a dark day for freedom. it is a day of shame for the obama administration. we are a place of freedom. here and around the world. we should stand up and defend freedom were ever is under attack. [applause] -- wherever it is under attack. [applause] congresswoman bachmann said that you have a choice. america does. between reelecting barack obama or me. there is a dramatic difference between how we would leave the country. this president wants to lead it forward, so he says. if the last three and a half years are his definition of forward, i would hate to see what backboards looks like. [laughter] [applause] that contrast is clear. when it comes to energy, he says he is for all of the above. i tried to square that with the record that the governor described. the governor indicated he has made it harder to get natural gas, for coal, drill for oil. how could he be for all of the above? he is for
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Aug 16, 2011 5:00pm EDT
technologies. secondly, because of the skirmishes between china and india, the u.s. relations with india started getting closer. the u.s. offered military sales and military assistance to india. pakistan felt let down. at the same time, pakistan started opening its relations with china. this is something which rankled washington at that time. pakistan had, during this time, tried to leverage this relationship with the united states to get a solution of the kashmir issue, something which would be favorable to its position. if you read the accounts of those days, you will find that they reflected a desire that the united states should appreciate their perspectives on south asia and on india, on the regional politics. i think it was probably the wrong approach, in the sense that pakistan should have at that time tried to look at the interest of a global power, a superpower in the region. that is instead of having this expectation that the united states would pay heating to our perspectives in the region. when we come to the mid-60's, by 1965 all the u.s. assistance and military aid to
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Nov 12, 2010 10:00am EST
china and we will watch the appreciation of china's currency. we need to avoid actions that perpetrate imbalances and the country's an undue advantage over one another. third, we took further steps to implement financial regulatory reform. at home, we are implementing the toughest financial reforms since the great depression, and we are expecting the same sense of urgency rather than complacency among our g-20 partners. here in south korea, we agreed to new standards similar to those we passed in united states. we agree on an approach to ensure that taxpayers are not asked to pay for future bank failures. fourth, we agreed to focus on development as a key driver of economic growth. the work we did here today builds on a new development policy that i announced in september and recognizes that the most effective means of this thing people out party is to create sustainable economic growth, growth that will create the markets for the future. we also agreed on the an action plan to combat corruption, which in some countries is the single greatest barrier to economic progress. finally, we r
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Oct 14, 2011 9:00am EDT
is plenty of blame to go on both sides of the aisle. china is literally robbing us of our factories and our manufacturing jobs that we haven't done a thing about it. the house must consider the senate currency bill immediately and the president must finally deliver on his campaign promise and crack down on china administratively. getting tough on china's currency manipulation will create conservatively one million jobs, not costing the american people a penny. it's time to stop the excuses and end the partisan bickering. it's time for the president and the house leadership to go beyond rhetoric and get the tough job of china currency that lakes -- manipulation taken care of. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman rise? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise today on behalf of the congressional prayer caucus to note the importance of prayer and faith in our nation's history. and in october of 1863 president abraham
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Sep 3, 2009 1:00pm EDT
dpj is a desire to have a closer in deeper relationship in asia with both south korea and china and that has sometimes been positive as something the united states either against orth written by. nothing could be further from the case. weep like to see japan play a stronger leadership rules partners with friends in asia and we will support that. we also believe that the process they will come to appreciate and understand the significance, so in terms of the basics were very comfortable. i would also suggest to you, we see this in the united states. i wrote a book on transitions with my friend, nav deputies secretary jim steinberg, transitions of democracies are difficult. this will be different from transitions that we have seen in the past. this is going to take a period of time. we are going to have to be patient. is probably going to play out not just over a couple of weeks but months. new means and mechanisms of making decisions will be put in place. if i had one caution, i would say by own personal experience and some of the finest professional phi have worked with in japan are
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May 7, 2012 5:00pm EDT
with his counterpart in china. >> good afternoon. it is my privilege and honor to welcome general leon panetta back to the pentagon. i am pleased that in the course of his visit to the united states, general has had the opportunity to visit in number of important military installations and received some very thorough briefings and demonstrations from our military leaders. we just finished a very productive meeting. our first with the secretary of defense. this continued to regular dialogue between military and political leaders from the united states and china. earlier this year, i was honored to be able to host a vice- president shi during his visit to the united states. i was pleased by the successful outcome of last week's strategic and economic dialogue and the second strategic security dialogue that jim miller, are acting undersecretary of defense for policy, let the department's delegation. in my meeting with the general, i expressed my commitment to achieving and maintaining a healthy stable, reliable and continuous relationship with china. as a symbol of that during our me
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Mar 13, 2012 5:00pm EDT
china are leveraging as be nudged to steal secrets from the u.s. areas of information and to indications technology including aerospace, are nautical technologies, are at the greatest risk right now. can you comment on what you believe northcom and norad need in order to mitigate these risks and phone abilities to those systems? -- and vulnerabilities of those systems? >> i feel that they are secure right now but you have to stay vigilant. there is great capability in the hacking world to but at risk points of vulnerability especially where we have interconnectedness between government, military, commercial. we watched that closely. that is a great area of concern. we are coming up with news you need defense solutions as part of what we're doing including receiving some expertise and reinforcement in our cyber warriors at u.s. northern command. >> have you seen any increase in this area? >> not against northern command, senator. >> thank you very much. senator lieberman touched on issues such as capacity, particularly the time capacity. one aspect of this are the reports frequently of su
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Jan 12, 2012 1:00pm EST
china, russia, north korea because they usurped the power from the people. there's always a balance between civil liberties and a collection strategies used to deal with that. i like to say is all about values. i love this quote -- i take exception to his view of that. however, it is a tongue-in-cheek way -- with sometimes fierce spy catchers. we say there are no real spies but there really are and they exist. >> after six months in power, the vast party is toppled. we had sent would be coups in 10 years. >> in 1968, the party reclines power. it is the final coup. this time the role with an iron grip and no tolerance for dissent. taking command, the new president appoints his cousin as vice president, saddam hussein. >> nobody took him seriously. you are surprised to see this young civilian standing next to the general who led the coup. saddam is head of the mukhabarat, the secret police. he stassen with loyal members of his drug and launches a systematic campaign of terror designed to limit the opposition and intimidate the population. >> he created a second layer of government. in
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Oct 17, 2013 3:00pm EDT
porcelains. mingfocused on the periods. they stared the collecting when they were living in china. what was probably the best collection in the united states of chinese porcelains. they started collecting pewter. here are some pieces of british future -- pewter. we have a number of them here. >> watch our program on lou span.org. c- we continue our series live on monday. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, thank .ou, welcome to chatham house let me be a little boring, make sure you do not have your mobile phones on. it would be a shame to be beeping through this if you interviewed -- if it interfered with microphones. i don't usually say it. lease -- no early stepping out. it is my great honor to welcome hillary rodham clinton. welcome to our institute. it is a pleasure to welcome here as the winner of the chatham house price of 2013. >> thank you. [applause] that what i say is fromut our prize, it a collection of candidates the a research programs, then our presidents, and our members vote. the members are here. special prize. it was given to you for your great significant contributions to
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May 21, 2010 1:00pm EDT
navigation challenges -- i think they were called "fun challenges" -- against china, indonesia, the maldives, the philippines -- all of whom are party to this treaty. since it was brought into force, the u.s. has conducted hundreds of these freedom of navigation operations against scores of nations that are parties to the treaty. in short, a significant number of current treaty members assert claims that already violate the treaty's terms. you have to internalize this as part of your top u.s. of whether a treeuld come into where the members who have ratified it as part of their law, they already do not and never intended to when the signed or ratified the treaty today are not doing it now appeared to have to ask your -- they're not doing it now. you have to ask yourself if you want to be part of that treaty. violation of their treaty. others make excessive claims regarding the breath of their territorial waters. -- the bread to -- the breadth of their territorial waters. it is bad enough that the navy has to regularly conduct these freedom of navigation operations for the purpose of
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Mar 31, 2010 10:00am EDT
beyond europe. he didn't say much about china. at the same time, you mentioned earlier that 30 years ago, japanese banks were big and help as a paradigm of virtue. you also said the volcker rule is looking forward rather than backward. even though chinese banks right now have not gone into some of the practices that got us into trouble, if you look forward and you look at the enormous increase in size in chinese banks, this is an area that should get a lot of focus and how in your view to the chinese regulators look at the volcker rule? >> i think the chinese banks may get into trouble but i do not think it is because of proprietary tlending. their economy is expanding rapidly. you have the united states and the u.k. and if you get europe, it becomes -- i hope we're not so weak and it will get weaker that we cannot declare this is international law. chinese banks did not cooperate and the did proprietary trading in a big way. we said, i am sorry, you cannot operate in our markets. you will not get by with that very easily. it will take getting the corporation of the u.k., at the very
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from an aggressive china that is attempting to assert its dominance in the pacific and to isolate taiwan on the international stage. one organization that china has prevented taiwan from joining is interpol, the international criminal police organization. interpol was created, mr. speaker, to promote international cooperation between criminal police authorities, but because of undue chinese pressure, taiwan is no longer a member of interpol. taiwan is forced to receive less effective, second-hand information about international criminals and their illicit activities. tyke-wise, taiwan cannot share the -- likewise, taiwan can't share information to better help interpol. the efforts of some nations to accommodate china, they have ended up hurting taiwan and the entire international community in the process. so we have this bill before us, mr. speaker. this bill, by congressman salmon, directs the president to request observer status for taiwan at interpol, to urge other interpol members to support it and for the president to develop a strategy to ensure the participation of taiwan.
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Jul 7, 2009 10:00am EDT
to the largest tax increase in american history, at no more sending jobs to china and india. we say yes to all the above energy proposals, including clean coal, natural gas, wind, geothermal. we say yes to greater access to all sources of clean and reliable energy. that we have right here at home. if we do this, we could stop all reliance on the middle east. i am most anxious to see what kind of a document we will have a chance to debate. thank you. the senator, thank you for your constructive word. -- >> senator, thank you for your constructive words. the markey bill, the portion of which deals with the tax credit -- there are no new taxes, but there is a tax credit for consumers. >> let me make an inquiry here, madam chairman, because in the event that after each statement is made, since you want to refute them, i think we should have the chance to do the same thing. >> ok, that is fair enough. >i do not mind if you want to refute it. go ahead. >> ok. what we are dealing with here is going to be a large tax increase. i was interested in some of the cbo reports that said what we ar
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Apr 6, 2011 5:00pm EDT
to make us less competitive in the global marketplace and lose more jobs to china and india, because those two countries are burning more coal, because coal produces the lowest cost electricity. and that's why we are opposed to this amendment of the gentleman because we have already preserved the car rule that the gentleman is concerned about. and i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. markey: i yield myself one minute. i had an amendment to increase fuel economy standards from 25 to 35 miles per gallon in 2001, 2003, 2005. you voted against it every time. you said, it will ruin the auto industry if we improve the economy standard. you know who ruined the industry? you did. general motors had to declare bankruptcy and we have fuel standards at 35 miles a gallon and recording record profits. record hiring. you know who is opposed to your bill today, united auto workers oppose you because they believe it will undermine the efficiency and job efficiency. so, ladies and gentlemen, if you are
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Jun 14, 2012 1:00pm EDT
you testified that the south china sea was not mentioned until we got an lockner. i was going to go down the same route that senator corker did in that regard, i guess i will touch on a at least some. most people in america don't realize what a mess the south china sea is in. the description that we have had here today has been very antiseptic. i met with representatives of the government, and not just the philippines, but other governments having the same kinds of difficulties. they are begging for help. not one of them asked that we subscribe to the law of the sea treaty. they wanted you guys to do something about it. they wanted me to urge the president to have you do something about it, which i am not inclined to do, by the way. senator corker made the point that this treaty was negotiated 30 years ago this coming december 12. it was adopted by the united nations a couple of decades ago. every one of the players in the south china sea is a subscriber to this treaty. yet this treaty is just a piece of paper and is just flowery speeches like we have had here today, until the gates
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May 10, 2010 12:00pm EDT
hardcover and also asked an e-book. >> a day-long form on china-u.s. relations is taking place at the brookings institution. coming up, a speech by james steinberg. we will have that for you. the ap reports that british prime minister gordon brown says he wants his labour party to govern in coalition with the liberal democrats, and that he will step down in month if that happens. ap reports that he offered to quit if they formed an alliance. more on that story as it develops. earlier today, president obama announced the selection of solicitor general elena kagan to replace retiring supreme court justice john paul stevens. patrick leahy remarked on the president's selection. we are going to show you as much of his news conference as we can until we hear from the deputy of state steinberg. >> good morning. i hope you had a good morning. for those of corporate, and i hope you had a good mother's day. i had a nice mother's day. her mother, brother, a granddaughter, two children. that is not what you're here for. today, president obama announced his nomination of solicitor general elena ca
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Nov 3, 2011 1:00pm EDT
china's manipulation of currency. we have been time and time and time again not aloud to bring that to the floor. we can't bring the president's jobs bill to the floor. i have offered multiple times in the rules committee an amendment to end u.s. taxpayer subsidies for big oil. put that toward deficit reduction or put that toward investment and job creation. time and time again on party line votes we have been denied the right to bring that to the floor. the plups have failed miserably on the issue of jobs. to come out and say jobs have been a priority is laughable given the stuff we have debated on this floor. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman tees i'm has expired. mr. dreier: would the gentleman yield to me? mr. sessions: mr. speaker, i'd like extend to the gentleman five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for five mins. mr. dreier: i'd like to engage in a discussion, if i might, with my friend from worcester who has just in response to my quest to recognize that the measure that is before us today, a job creating measu
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Aug 12, 2009 5:00pm EDT
pledges to the contrary, the administration chose not to label china a currency manipulator and the u.s. trade representative ron kirk came out in may with a very forward-leaning speech or series of speeches in which he advocated moving forward with stalled trade agreements. shortly after those speeches, however, the white house clarified that it was ready to do no such thing, drawing criticism from both senators baucus and grassley of the senate finance committee. so the ambiguity on trade persists. the third category, to be fair to the president, he is fairly hemmed in on trade. his party has spent a decade and a half espousing the view that trade agreements are only acceptable if they have strong labor and environmental measures. here, i would just note, by the way, as a card-carrying economist, that the reluctance to -- to go for trade environmental measures has nothing to do with whether one requires food safety. >restoring that authority be a simple act of resuscitating what was allowed to lapse earlier. in the rush to kill the -- or to forestall at least the colombia free trade a
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Feb 4, 2010 1:00pm EST
budget. now, already foreigners hold about half of our debt in china lends us the most. the problem we have, madam speaker, is that chinese aren't going to keep lending us all their money. let me tell you a little bit about what will happen to america. the debt trajectory we are on will weaken america. the debt goes to catastrophic levels in this country which will destroy our economy, that's a tough word, and for sure give the next generation an inferior standard of living. these are facts. they are not opinions. now, one thing that i find interesting about pay-go is the budget that we are living under right now doubles and triples our debt in 10 years and it's all pay-go client. the -- compliant. the debt skyrockets under the current budget and does so within pay-go. if you look at the president's budget, it says with this pay-go rule not only will the budget, the debt, triple in 10 years, but we'll have another $473 billion under pay-go to spend on top of that. that's what pay-go does, madam speaker. pay-go has been in place before. we have seen it. it started in 2007 when the de
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