Hu's Visit Not a Complete Lovefest
The red carpets were rolled out, literally, for the Chinese president Hu Jintao's visit. Additionally, his trip was accorded the status of a full state visit, something that did not occur the last time Hu visited Washington during the Bush Presidency. There have also been a number of feel-good business deals signed and almost endless photo opportunities with even more Cheshire Cat smiles. However, despite all of the pomp and circumstance surrounding Hu's visit, not every detail of his visit has been perfectly staged and pleasant. Details on the bi-partisan concerns over human rights, trade and currency issues can be found at Reuters here.