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October 18, 2004

Sub-Saharan Africa
A Conversation with Joseph R. Biden Jr.

Council on Foreign RelationsNew York, N.Y. NICHOLAS KRISTOF: I'm Nicholas Kristof from The New York Times. A couple of announcements first of all. Those of you with cell phones, please do remembe…

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March 16, 2005

China
Segal: U.S. Analysts Increasingly Alarmed about China’s Military Modernization

Adam Segal, a Council expert on Chinese military and technology policy, says that the United States must exert its influence on both the mainland and Taiwan to try and prevent an outbreak of hostilit…

December 4, 2003

China
China Expert Says Taiwan Issue Raising Problems in U.S.-China Relations

Elizabeth C. Economy, the C.V. Starr senior fellow and director of Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, says that when President Bush and China’s new prime minister, Wen Jiabao, meet nex…

June 22, 2005

Capital Flows
The joys of being a creditor nation

China is on track to add between $250 and $300 billion to its reserves this year. That is a lot of money. Enough to have an impact on global bond markets. Enough to buy several oil companies. As…

August 12, 2005

United States
The June trade data. Changes in relative prices do matter

The June trade deficit -- $58.8 billion -- was a bit bigger than the market expected, and quite a bit bigger than the May deficit ($55.4 b).   Annualized, it works out to a $706 billion trade deficit…

September 12, 2005

China
Show me the money (really, show me China’s reserves)

China's Alan Greenspan (Zhou Xiaochuan) has indicated China won't roil financial markets with "active composition adjustments of the foreign reserves."  fine.   But any central bank adding ab…

January 24, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Segal: China Hoping to Avoid Confrontation Over Iran’s Nuclear Program

Adam Segal, a CFR expert on Chinese technological and military policies, says the U.S. and European effort to bring Iran to the Security Council for its decision to continue research and work on its …

April 14, 2006

China
Economy: Bush Shouldn’t Expect Much Help From China’s Hu on North Korea and Iran

Elizabeth Economy, the Council’s senior fellow for Asia, says that when President Hu Jintao of China meets President Bush at the White House next Thursday, the administration would like to see some p…

September 20, 2006

International Law
Human Rights and the Rule of Law in China

Prepared Testimony before the Congressional-Executive Commission on ChinaSenator Hagel and Other Distinguished Members of this Commission,All of us who focus on China’s progress, problems and prospec…

April 24, 2007

China
World Economic Update Special Edition: The Great Globalization Debate

7:45 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast8:00 – 9:15 a.m. MeetingIn this Special Edition of the World Economic Update, the panel will depart from its usual agenda of assessing near-term developments and instead con…

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