The President's Trip to Asia: Substance and Symbols

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As President Obama visits Asia, the US is still in deep trouble while China is riding high. What does America want, and what can it provide in the newest world order? Also, the US ambassador to Afghanistan says hold that surge, and chimpanzees, human beings and genetic comparisons between humans and chimpanzees shows why we can speak and they can't.

Banner image: Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama (R) motions for President Barack Obama to be seated at the start of the bilateral meeting with their delegations at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan. Official White House Photo: Pete Souza

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Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Christian Bordal