Change Tugs At US-China Ties Ahead Of Hu Visit
AFP reports: "China's President Hu Jintao visits the United States this week at a time of flux and stress in Sino-US ties, with America weakened by crisis and Beijing flexing a new range of powers. While US President Barack Obama will lay on the pageantry of a state visit after Hu arrives on Tuesday, tensions on human rights, currency rates and North Korea, as well as military mistrust, are wobbling the key relationship."
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Obama's Day Ahead
President Obama will receive the presidential daily briefing at 10:15 a.m. ET, and meet with senior advisers at 10:45 a.m. ET. He will receive the economic daily briefing at 3:20 p.m. ET, and meet at 4:30 p.m. ET with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates. At 6:30 p.m. ET, he will host a private dinner with Chinese President Hu Jintao.