Getting the priorities right..

According to the RTÉ report, US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, “thanked Beijing for its continued confidence in US debt” on her first overseas visit in office. And the BBC report has additional quotes

“Our pressing on those issues (human rights, Taiwan and Tibet) can’t interfere with the global economic crisis, the global climate change crisis and the security crises,” [Mrs Clinton] said. “We have to have a dialogue that leads to an understanding and co-operation on each of those.”

On the economy, Mrs Clinton sought to reassure China that its massive holdings of US treasury notes would remain a good investment. “I appreciate greatly the Chinese government’s continuing confidence in United States treasuries. I think this is well-grounded confidence”

[What about China’s currency manipulation? – Ed]. Well, you have to borrow from someone to pay for all that pork stimulus..