Daily Appointments for Tuesday May 10th: Secy of State Hillary Clinton at the U.S.-China Strategic Dialogue
Secretary Clinton and Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner co-host the third annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) with their counterparts, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan and State Councilor Dai Bingguo, in Washington, DC.
9:25 a.m. Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at the signing ceremony for six new U.S.-China EcoPartnerships, at the Department of State.
11:50 a.m. Secretary Clinton participates in the Inaugural Meeting of the Advisory Committee for the 100,000 Strong Initiative, in the Loy Henderson Auditorium at the Department of State.
12:15 p.m. Secretary Clinton and Secretary Geithner co-host a luncheon with Vice Premier Wang, State Councilor Dai and U.S. and Chinese business leaders, at Blair House.
2:15 p.m. Secretary Clinton, Secretary Geithner, Vice Premier Wang and State Councilor Dai deliver joint closing remarks for the S&ED, in the Department of the Interior’s Sidney R. Yates Auditorium.
2:50 p.m. Secretary Clinton and Secretary Geithner hold a joint press availability, in the Department of the Interior’s Sidney R. Yates Auditorium.
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5:15 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Secretary of Defense Bob Gates and National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, at the White House.
6:35 p.m. Secretary Clinton attends a dinner co-hosted by Ambassador Verveer and Muhtar Kent of Coca-Cola in honor of the Chinese delegation to Women-LEAD, an initiative sponsored by Yale University under the auspices of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, at the Metropolitan Club in Washington, DC.
You know, given China still engages in forced sterilizations and abortions (see some of their enforcement tactics here and here), I’m not sure I would “honor” China for women’s rights initiatives. But hey, at least we have an embargo/sanctions against evil Communist Cuba until they clean up their human rights problems! Our foreign policy seems to be more a reflection of who the powerful interest groups are in this country as opposed to a pragmatic, consistent, principled way of dealing with both our allies and our so-called enemies.
Some photos from yesterday: