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As President Hu Jintaou arrives tomorrow for a White House visit, the US and China are being compared to two aircraft carriers that can only be moved from the very top. We hear how both countries have been preparing.  Can personal connections resolve the increased tensions of recent years? Also, former Dictator "Baby Doc" Duvalier Returns to Haiti, and Martin Luther King, Jr., then and now.

Banner image: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks on January 14, 2011 at the State Department, making a passionate call for China to improve human rights, pledging not to shy away from disagreements ahead of a state visit by President Hu Jintao. Photo: Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images

Making News Former Dictator 'Baby Doc' Duvalier Returns to Haiti 7 MIN, 48 SEC

The regime of Haiti's dictator, Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, was so corrupt and brutal he was forced out of the country 25 years ago. Yesterday, despite the prospect of prosecution, he left luxurious exile in France and returned to Port-au-Prince. He arrived in a nation still devastated by an earthquake one year ago and by political instability caused by a controversial election. Tracy Wilkinson, Mexico City Bureau Chief for the Los Angeles Times, is in Port au Prince.

Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times (@TracyKWilkinson)

Main Topic US-China Relations 35 MIN, 54 SEC

The Obama Administration's been preparing for weeks for Wednesday's summit, likely to be the last with Chinese President, Hu Jintao, who will be gone next year. Tomorrow, they'll have a small, private dinner with top aides, before attending the third full state dinner of Obama's term, an honor Hu was denied by George W. Bush. Secretaries Gates, Geithner and Clinton have addressed military and economic issues indicating that, if China doesn't want to be partners, the United States has options. China's concerned about US military sales to Taiwan, its domination of the Pacific and the beefing up of relations with Japan, South Korea and Vietnam. Both countries are divided between hawks and doves. Can the heads of state shore up a relationship that's at risk of going off track?

Mark Landler, New York Times (@MarkLandler)
Adam Minter, Bloomberg World View (@AdamMinter)
Margaret Pearson, Professor of Government and Politics, University of Maryland
Michael Swaine, Senior Associate in the Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Reporter's Notebook Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy in Tucson's Shadow 7 MIN, 18 SEC

Martin Luther King, Jr. was gunned down on April 4, 1968, but today is the day we recognize him. His message is especially poignant against the recent incident of gun violence and apparent attempted assassination in Tucson, Arizona. Clarence Page is a nationally syndicated columnist with the Chicago Tribune.

Clarence Page, Nationally Syndicated Columnist, Chicago Tribune (@chitribpage)

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