China's Charm Offensive

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Very little is known about China's new President, Xi Jinping, installed formally yesterday to run the world's second most powerful country for the next ten years. We do know that Xi Jinping wants the world to know more about China. Why is it such a mystery?  What are the obstacles to spreading China's cultural influence along with its economic and military power? Also, President Obama talks about Iran's nuclear capability as he prepares for his Middle East trip. On Reporter's Notebook, will he crowd-funding website Kickstarter change the way Hollywood produces films?

Banner image: China's new Politburo Standing Committee members, including Xi Jinping (4th L) meet with the press at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, November 15, 2012. Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters

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Warren Olney