Hillary Clinton put human rights on the back burner during her visit to China. Instead, the Secretary of State emphasized economics and global warming. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, we ask how her priorities and her style of diplomacy will go down in Beijing and in Washington. Also, Measure B on next week's Los Angeles ballot would put the publicly owned Department of Water and Power in the solar energy business. Would private companies be crowded out? On Reporter's Notebook, Slumdog Millionaire -- Hollywood meets Bollywood.
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Slumdog Millionaire scored eight Oscars last night, including best picture and best director and two for A.R. Rahman one for best score and one for best song. Entertainment commentator and management consultant Gunjan Bagla calls it a great acknowledgement of Indian culture.
Gunjan Bagla, Managing Director, Amritt
Measure B on next week's Los Angeles City ballot would authorize the publicly owned Department of Water and Power to build 400 megawatts worth of photovoltaics on warehouse rooftops, parking lots and unused rights of way. That's enough solar energy for 240,000 homes. We hear a debate.
On her last day in China, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Beijing to continue buying US bonds. In addition to the economy, she emphasized global warming, having said in advance that a public confrontation over human rights would interfere with those priorities.
Minxin Pei, Adjunct Senior Associate of the China Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Nina Hachigian, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Sharon Hom, Executive Director, Human Rights in China
Mike Chinoy, USC US-China Institute (@mikechinoy)