Jon Krause

对话还是灾难

华盛顿——

1月18日,中国国家主席胡锦涛将对美国进行为期4天的访问。此前,胡主席已数次到过华盛顿进行“工作访问”,但此次访问是他成为中国国家主席8年来首次正式“国事访问”。中国向来极其重视礼节,因此中国政府一再强调这次是“国事访问”,显示出对此事的极高期待。

中国对这次访问作了无微不至的准备。上周,杨洁篪外长赴美,就准备工作与美方做最后的沟通。中国还恢复了一年前因抗议美国对台军售而暂停的高级别双边军事交流。在胡主席访美前夕,美国国防部长盖茨先访问了中国,受到了胡主席和其他中国领导人的热情款待。盖茨甚至造访了中国人民解放军二炮司令部。显然,中国意在为胡主席的国事访问营造和谐氛围。

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