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January 19th, 2011
10:46 AM ET

China: friend or foe?

Chinese President Hu Jintao is in Washington for a three-day visit what is crucial in diplomatic relations. On CNN's American Morning, author and columnist, Gordon Chang discusses the importance of this meeting. To the statement, "We need China more than China needs us," he gave an unequivocal No.


Filed under: China • World
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  1. bob doe

    Gordon Chang says China would collapse in 2006. He really knows nothing about China...

    January 21, 2011 at 7:58 pm |
  2. Edward

    John Boehner, and the other Republicans, who are condemning the Chinese Leaders should remember that we couldn't afford to give the wealthy those unfunded tax breaks, so they can keep more of their Billion dollar bonuses, if it wasn't for China. They need to remember not to bite the hand that feeds them.

    January 20, 2011 at 8:27 am |
  3. icon

    I can't believe the hypocrisy of the commentators and reporters. Sure China has a poor human rights record. But this holier-than-thou attitude is a little bit hard to take when America is invading and occupying 2 sovereign countries, supporting some of the world's worst dictatorships, and how do you explain Guantanamo, Abu Ghrail, black prisons, the persecution of Assenge etc.

    January 20, 2011 at 6:56 am |
  4. Peter

    It is actually not that hard to see if China is a friend of foe. If we actually treat them as friends, then we'll see if they are truely friend or foe.

    Of course, being USA, the hyperpower hedgemon, we never treated our allies like a true friend either let along China.

    January 20, 2011 at 12:50 am |
  5. Andy

    That was one of the worst commentaries I've seen this week.

    For example, the Chinese have actually been quietly reducing holdings of US debt as they don't have long-term confidence in the US economy

    January 19, 2011 at 7:17 pm |