On her first visit to China as the US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton made several promises...among them she promised a new relationship between the two countries, one she considers to be "the world's most important of the 21st century". The former first lady and madam secretary made it clear that the "US considers human rights concerns secondary to economic survival" She said she would continue to press China on issues such as human rights and Tibet, but added: "Our pressing on those issues can't interfere on the global economic crisis, the global climate change crisis and the security crisis."
Well....we have been down this road before of getting 'tough with China' with past administrations. It seems to me, while Hillary is now badmouthing North Korea on one hand , to possibly look in the eyes of South Korea and Tokyo..Japan isn't to thrilled with the US being so 'buddy-buddy' with their former rivals. ...And at one time, Clinton spoke out against human rights issues in China, now..not so much. I guess when you consider that China now owns more than $600 billion of US government debt, the days of US leaders coming to China to hand out lectures are over.. now they come to "kiss up".
The political climate and power that America had during Mrs. Clinton's early 1990's visit as first lady when she spoke so passionately about the rights of all it's citizens has changed!We need China to help with the national deficit..so I guess it's time to pucker-up!
Something tells me Hillary won't have a problem doing that all..runs in the family.
My two cents worth....