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January 15, 2011

China
Hu Cometh

U.S. President George W. Bush and Chinese President Hu Jintao watch members of the Old Guard march during a welcoming ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House April 20, 2006. (Kevin Lamarque/Cou…

U.S. President George W. Bush and Chinese President Hu Jintao watch members of the Old Guard march during a welcoming ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House April 20, 2006.

November 10, 2019

United States
Happy 244th Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

The U.S. Marine Corps turns 244 years-old today. On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution to create a Marine force composed of two battalions. Since then, the Marines have …

U.S. Marine Corps

September 18, 2019

United States
The United States Air Force Celebrates Its 72nd Birthday Today

The United States Air Force (USAF) turns 72 years-old today. On September 18, 1947, Chief Justice Fred Vinson swore in Stuart Symington as the first secretary of the air force, officially founding a …

U.S. Air Force

February 2, 2012

China
China’s Diplomacy 2.0 and Hu Xijin

This week the China-watching twitterverse was surprised to discover that Hu Xijin, the editor of the Global Times, was now tweeting. That the editor of the Global Times, an "angry government mouthpie…

Hu Xijin's Tweet on January 31, 2012.  (Hu Xijin/Courtesy Twitter)

January 27, 2011

China
Hu-Obama Summit: Implications for Managing North Korea

U.S. President Barack Obama looks on as Chinese President Hu Jintao speaks during a joint press conference in the East Room at the White House in Washington, January 19, 2011. (Kevin Lamarque/Courtes…

U.S. President Barack Obama looks on as Chinese President Hu Jintao speaks during a joint press conference in the East Room at the White House in Washington, January 19, 2011.

January 20, 2011

Trade
Two Cheers for Technology and the Hu Visit?

U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Chinese President Hu Jintao after a joint news conference in the East Room at the White House in Washington, January 19, 2011. (Jim Young/Courtesy Reute…

Two Cheers for Technology and the Hu Visit?

January 14, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Friday File: Hu Is Coming

U.S. President Barack Obama meets China's President Hu Jintao in Seoul. (Jim Young/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. Chinese President Hu Jintao comes to Washington next week for his first vi…

U.S. President Barack Obama meets China’s President Hu Jintao in Seoul

June 17, 2019

International Economic Policy
Three Recommended Changes to U.S. Currency Policy

I have a new Policy Innovation Memo that recommends three changes to U.S. currency policy, and specifically, three changes to the U.S. Treasury’s Foreign Exchange report: 1. The Foreign Currency r…

Passers-by are reflected on a signboard displaying currency signs outside a bank in Tokyo November 27, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo

January 20, 2011

China
Hu and Obama: What Did It All Mean?

U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao shake hands at the conclusion of their joint news conference in the East Room at the White House in Washington, January 19, 2011. (Jim Youn…

U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao shake hands at the conclusion of their joint news conference in the East Room at the White House in Washington, January 19, 2011.

March 8, 2019

United States
The U.S. Trade Deficit: How Much Does It Matter?

President Trump has made reducing the U.S. trade deficit a priority, blaming trade deals like NAFTA, but economists disagree over how policymakers should respond.

Chinese steel factory