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3 Questions Obama should ask China's next leader

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 03:46

Feb 13 - Heritage Foundation's Derek Scissors and Reuters Asia Correspondent Paul Eckert discuss the 3 questions President Obama should ask China's leader-in-waiting including market reforms and cyber-security

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Does BP she's paying visits Washington this week here to get us there insight on this is Derek scissors. Research fellow at Heritage Foundation Paul -- Reuters Asia correspondent based. In -- -- dare I wanna start with Hughes the two leaders are meeting there in her room the photo op is over their face to face what's the number one question. President Obama should actually. The first -- kind of question has got to be that Hu Jintao to the same thing in the current Chinese president ten years ago came to Washington. Everyone but China was going to reform continue the reform process that was totally wrong. The first question President Obama has asked if she Jean king is when you succeed vision when you become president. Are you gonna move China -- where the market are you gonna stay with a statement development path. Are right Pall over do you what do you think the number one question it. Well I think Derrick picked the number one question overall I would also. -- want the president to ask. Vice president she. A question that. Check how aware he was of this cyber activities of China. And what he thinks about them China always sort of dismisses the accusations that are leveled. That that Chinese Kennedys are the main source of -- cyber intrusions industrialist. Espionage on the Internet so sound him out on his awareness and his thinking about that issue. All right Derek back to you this is like political speed dating get two more questions they are. My second question is very business oriented question which is American goods and services. Are blocked in China because so much of the market -- reserved for state and enterprises. There's a long list of sectors that's reserve could you tell us exactly what that means is -- 51% state. Is -- 90% state how much of the -- Chinese market do we actually have access to it. And your year last question for. My last question would probably be something lines and lines of international cooperation. It would it would China back in new US effort at the WTO or equivalent -- What's China's thinking on -- regards to join in the trans Pacific partnership are right Paul backed he used to more questions they are. A since -- cover the economic waterfront quite well focus on politics and one would be I'd like to hear. Vice president she's thinking on North Korea where does he see that country going. And what would it take. To persuade China to. Do more on stopping its nuclear ambitions and sort of clearing up the security cloud that hangs over the Korean Peninsula become because of it. And then I would all I would also take a broader question on say Iran and some of the other world's trouble spots. Where. Where is east is there a way to take to convince China to. Not necessarily side with rush on Syria or with Iran. Is there a way that China could be made to be pretty proactive on those areas. I cared before we go I want and with Hugh Europe first question what answer would you like to hear you the president if you could. Have you say exactly what you wanna hear what would be. It's a great question should -- is not an Elvis say yes and as I get an officer and change everything. But what you'd like to hear him say as you know I think illusions -- took us off the path we've gotten to state -- we've moved off -- Xiaoping's reform. It's gonna take a couple years but I'm gonna gradually move us back to where we were where you guys thought we were when you agreed to let us join the WTO. Are they -- Derek -- research fellow at The Heritage Foundation Paul -- Reuters Asia correspondent based in DC. I'm Rhonda -- this is writers.

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3 Questions Obama should ask China's next leader

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 03:46