January 16, 2011

Commentary: Bridging the trust deficit with China

China’s President Hu Jintao will make a historic trip to Washington next week, appearing alongside President Obama on a stage likely to be dominated by two issues: righting the vast U.S.-China trade deficit and avoiding a catastrophic war on the Korean Peninsula. Both subjects matter. Both are manageable, if we work together. But lurking in the wings is an issue of even greater long-term importance: reducing the growing trust deficit with China.

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