Eastern Promises

[Washington, D.C., July 27. Image via Getty]

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks as US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (R) Chinese vice premier Wang Qishan (2nd-L) and Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo take their seats during the opening session of the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC, on July 27, 2009. The dialogue will focus on addressing the challenges and opportunities that both countries face on a wide range of bilateral, regional and global areas of immediate and long-term strategic and economic interests. AFP PHOTO/Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)