MEDIA ALERT: Diane Rehm Show on US-China Meetings


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


7 comments on “MEDIA ALERT: Diane Rehm Show on US-China Meetings

  1. David says:

    “It seems citizens of the US don’t count; just the special interests…” Drop It seems and change the spelling to $pecial intere$t$ and you’re spot on, DonS.
    On the other hand, pay attention to the fact that Dick Durbin is the Senate majority whip. Max Baucus and Co. could find themselves trumped when the smoke clears. I am beginning to wonder if the public option might become the insurance industry’s fall back compromise if the single payer option were given its due in Congress. Or maybe in their pigheadedness, the insurance industry will finally set the stage for the health care revolution that is the only real answer, namely single payer.
    Normally I would expect the powerful in$urance indu$try special intere$t$ to be able to do what they’ve always done, but apparently when the general public actually finds out what both the public option and single payer are actually all about, they become viable. So can the insurance industry continue to prevent any possibility of sound public policy? At this point I don’t know.


  2. DonS says:

    Dan . . . my wife says that Diane needs to come back and straighten everybody out. . . especially on health care.
    We are in Canada for the summer and more and more appreciate the relative peace of mind that the Canadian health care system gives (it’s citizens, not us).
    It seems citizens of the US don’t count; just the special interests and politicians. If there were any shame in congresscritters, and administration, things might be different. It is hard to exaggerate the disgrace of historical proportions that the US brings on itself via the ‘capitalist’ exigencies that define the health care ‘debate’.


  3. Dan Kervick says:

    “Steve — you’re doing a splendid job on the Diane Rehm show right now. Much appreciated.”
    I hope so. I am so pissed about the low level of the discussion of the health care debate that I heard yesterday on that show. It was more of the typical Washington and media obsession with the politics of the debate coupled with the promotion of ignorance and confusion about the substance of the debate.


  4. PW says:

    Steve — you’re doing a splendid job on the Diane Rehm show right now. Much appreciated.


  5. Paul Norheim says:

    I`ve said this before, when some commentators criticized you
    for attending the Washington coctail parties, but let me repeat
    myself: I still wish you would try to do something akin to what
    Louis de Rouvroy, Duc de Saint-Simon, the French diplomatist
    and writer of memoirs, did in the court of Versailles during the
    reign of Louis XIV (and Arthur Schlesinger in recent times in
    America): make your notes and later write your memoirs from
    the life inside the beltway and the power circles abroad, during
    the reign of George W. Bush, Barack H. Obama and further on.
    Saint Simon is still read, and your descriptions of what was
    going on in Washington DC during these crucial years would be
    very interesting for further generations.


  6. Dan Kervick says:

    What was the consensus among the high and mighty about Joe Biden’s comments on Russia last week? I was at first inclined to think that this was just another case of Biden being Biden. But now I’m wondering if it is part of a coordinated campaign to roll out a new US-China relationship and change the balance of the four-sided game played by Europe, Russia, China and the US; while at the same time trying to deal a blow to the China-Russia anti-US power balancing act that took shape during the Bush years.


  7. samuelburke says:

    Jim Sinclair’s Commentary
    Oh yes, the meeting today between US and Chinese financial representatives went swimmingly.
    Believe that and you are stupid.
    China’s Wang: U.S. must manage dollar supply
    Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:34am EDT
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan on Tuesday urged the United States to carefully manage the impact of the massive fiscal and monetary policy stimulus it has issued to counter a devastating financial crisis and deep economic recession.
    “As a major reserve currency-issuing country in the world, the United States should properly balance and properly handle the impact of the dollar supply on the domestic economy and the world economy as a whole,” Wang said at a U.S.-China summit.


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