February 19, 2012

Trade Is War, By Other Means

Irwin Stelzer, Weekly Standard

AP Photo

Xi Jinping, the heir apparent to the leadership of the Chinese Communist regime, came to America to meet the president, dine with the vice president, visit a farm in Iowa following in the 1959 footsteps of Nikita Khrushchev and attend a basketball game in Los Angeles. The Iowa visit was designed to remind Americans that Xi, who visited Iowa 27 years ago, has a long-standing attachment to America, reinforced by the fact that his daughter is attending Harvard, and that Iowa's farmers rely heavily on income from exporting their agricultural products.

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