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PacNet #17 – Hu’s Visit: Hot Economics, Luke-Warm Politics

I had dinner Thursday night with Hu Jintao! He was hoping for George Bush. Instead he got me (and about 900 other guests, mostly from Washington and New York think tanks and business councils involved in trade with China) in a suit-and-tie (as opposed to black tie) dinner at a downtown D.C. hotel ballroom (rather than the White House). Imagine his disappointment!