胡主席到华盛顿

伦敦——

1月19日,胡锦涛主席将出访美国。这将是他作为中国领导人第三次正式访问美国,也很可能是他在2012年向呼之欲出的指定接班人、现任副主席习近平交接权力之前的最后一次访问。而在2012年,美国总统巴拉克·奥巴马亦将面临连任选战。

胡锦涛是《福布斯》杂志评选的世界上最有权力的人。与毛泽东时代相比,中国的高层权力已高度官僚性制度化(这是一件好事),即便如此,胡锦涛主席的这次访问依然意义重大。事实上,美中领导层关系将是世界上最重要的双边关系,决定着21世纪的走向。

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