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Hu Jintao: China's Puzzle of a President

Mao Zedong once described the Chinese people as "poor and blank." He saw these qualities as virtues, he said, because "on a blank sheet of paper free from any...

Will Obama and Hu Jintao Find Middle Ground?

One Chinese saying about the country's ties with the U.S. goes like this: the U.S. and China are too dependent on one another for their relationship to be...

China's Democracy

When China's President Hu Jintao opened the Communist Party's pivotal 17th National Congress on Oct. 15, the 2,000-plus delegates probably didn't expect the...

Advantage Hu Jintao

Who says China's communist leaders have no sense of humor? When President Hu Jintao introduced the nation's new lineup of top leaders at the grand finale of...

#4 Hu Jintao

Right now, China, the most populous, economically dynamic and politically intriguing nation in the world, is on everybody's mind. As the Summer Olympic Games in...

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Hu Jintao's Day at the White House

Photographer Brooks Kraft captures the Chinese President's historic meeting with President Obama Photographs by Brooks Kraft / Corbis for TIME

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