Relations between the United States and China have always been delicate. This year alone, controversy has raged over whether China should join the World Trade Organization, and over allegations of Chinese espionage in American nuclear research labs. While Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji visits Washington, Diane and her guests discuss the state of U.S.-China relations today.


  • James Mann Author-in-residence at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies; author of "The China Fantasy: How Our Leaders Explain Away Chinese Repression;" former Beijing bureau chief for the "Los Angeles Times." Other books include "About Face: A History of America's Curious Relationship with China."
  • Winston Lord Former assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
  • Bob Suettinger Brookings Institution


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