What we’ve been reading recently:
Joint U.S.-China Fact Sheet – The Fifth U.S.-China Strategic Economic Dialogue – Material released by the US Treasury Department on what the strategic economic dialogue achieved
US-China Strategic Economic Dialogue – Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson’s closing statement – Paulson gives details on Sino-US talks covering the financial crisis, restricting protectionism and environmental cooperation
The Atlantic – “Be Nice to the Countries That Lend You Money” – James Fallows has a rare and fascinating interview with Gao Xiqing, the president of China’s US$200 billion sovereign wealth fund CIC, about America and China’s economic relationship.
James Fallows – Harping on the RMB – James Fallows considers the possibility of Beijing pushing down the RMB’s value to boost exporters