The relationship between the United States and China is complex with two economies that are inextricably woven together and two cultures that are vastly different. The US is the world's superpower today, but China is quickly rising to equal status on several fronts. Tomorrow, President Hu Jintao makes his first official to Washington for a formal White House lunch--not dinner. The two leaders will discuss a long list of political and economic items, including the trade deficit, human rights, US support for Taiwan and how to deal with nuclear programs in Iran and North Korea. Guest host Diana Nyad discusses whether they'll find common ground and how much cultural differences between the two countries may impede their coming together. (An extended version of this discussion originally aired earlier today on To the Point
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In his State-of-the-City address yesterday, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced his plan for taking control of the city's public schools. His strategy calls for a "council of mayors," comprised of the mayors of 26 smaller cities that are served by the Los Angeles Unified School District. Among them is Mayor Jim Dear of Carson.
Guest host Diana Nyad
, 2002 inductee into the International Swimming Hall of Fame
, is a business sports columnist for Marketplace
, senior sports correspondent for Fox News
, and has hosted her own show on CNBC
. She's also the author
of three books.
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)
Mayor Villaraigosa's State of the City
US and China renew science and technology cooperation agreement