Monday, February 16, 2009

One can always hope

Some believe that China on the rise is by definition an adversary,” she said at the Asia Society in New York on the eve of a trip to China and other Asian countries. “To the contrary, we believe the United States and China benefit from, and contribute to, each other’s successes.” NYT

Now if only this can be worked out in a way that Japan does not act like a jilted lover.

Mrs. Clinton said that in Japan she would meet with families of people abducted by North Korea in the 1970s and 1980s, addressing an issue that has long agitated the Japanese, but which the United States has viewed as a distraction to talks with the North about its nuclear program.

OK, just what does this mean? Abductees will replace nuclear weapons as the main issue for the US too? Or will it be on equal ground? Or what?

It all sounds good, anyway.

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