China’s State Councilor and Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Dai Bingguo said last night at a large dinner in honor of the US-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue:
Don’t Lose Any Sleep Over China.
The crowd rumbled a little bit — but the rest of a dinner was a love fest — perhaps too much of a love fest.
I’ll be discussing this and other aspects of the US-China relationship on National Public Radio this morning on The Diane Rehm Show on WAMU 88.5 at 10 am EST.
You can listen live over the internet. Also, the show plays in many markets around the country at different times.
Also on the show will be former US Ambassador to China and Wilson Center Kissinger Institute Director Stapeleton Roy and Albert Keidel who used to run the Department of Treasury’s East Asia operation. Susan Page, Washington Bureau Chief of USA Today will be standing in for Diane Rehm who is out this week.
— Steve Clemons