On this trip to China, I haven’t yet made it up to the Shanghai Expo, but I hope to go soon. China’s Pavilion towers among the rest and is a testament to the fact that after a few hundred tough years, China is back.
Living in Washington, I’m used to seeing world leaders come through regularly — most recently for the nuclear materials summit hosted by President Obama.
However, China keeps a dizzying pace of welcoming and sending off leaders — at a rate comparable and possibly greater than what Washington receives today.
Right now German Chancellor Angela Merkel is doing the China thing — and British Foreign Minister William Hague is in town. And in recent days, Argentina’s President Cristina Kirchner was here.
Beijing is where the global game is moving to.
— Steve Clemons