Challenges for President Obama on Asia Trip

Thursday, November 12, 2009

President Obama takes off for an eight-day trip to Asia tonight. He’ll visit Seoul, Singapore and spend three days in China, where the agenda will include some of the biggest global challenges of the day: global warming, the economy and nuclear proliferation. But his first destination is Tokyo, where he’ll meet with new Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, who has recently called for a more “equal” relationship with the United States. We speak to Kenneth Lieberthal, director of the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution; along with Martin Fackler, Tokyo bureau chief for our partner, The New York Times.


Martin Fackler and Kenneth Lieberthal

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China will be "the" Super Power and we will be the aging and not quite anymore Super power.

The Chinese seem to be able to do whatever they need to do to increase their own interests while we seem unable to agree or to cooperate amongst ourselves for even the most common sense issues.

We may well have "seen our day".

Nov. 12 2009 10:09 AM

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