While city and business leaders will roll out the red carpet for Chinese President Hu Jintao for his arrival this afternoon, others are mounting a less welcoming reception. Protesters from the ranks of democracy and human rights activists, adherents to the banned Falun Gong religion, and
After a stop in Washington, D.C., Hu Jintao heads to Chicago as part of his presidential visit. Hu is planning on meeting Mayor Daley and local business leaders today. For those playing along, here’s a quick primer on the Chinese leader.1. Hu is a Sagittarius with a Gemini rising.
“China will be the world’s largest economy, it hopes to change the world’s currency regime, and it certainly has the public relations advantage right now,” says Ted Fishman, a Chicago writer and author of “China, Inc.”
The Obama administration was reportedly hoping that Chinese President Hu's state visit would go better than his 2006 one, when the Asian leader was heckled by a Falun Gong supporter at a White House ceremony and kept awake by late-night protesters in Lafayette Park.Unfortunately for White House offi
As Chinese President Hu Jintao begins a state visit to Washington, among the issues on a lot of minds are the value of the Chinese yuan and whether Hu would like to see the dollar lose its status as the world's reserve currency.In a conversation today with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Al
Reports from the United Nations suggest there’s widespread abuse going on in Chinese prisons. The children of inmates are also often mistreated. They’re shunned by society and they fall through the cracks of China’s welfare system.
Chinese President Hu Jintao is set to travel to the U.S. next week for the first state visit by a Chinese president since 1997. It’s been called by some the most important visit by a Chinese official in the past 30 years.Earlier this week in China, President Hu met with U.S.