Monday, October 18, 2010

Big Pow Wow in D.C.: Geithner Meets with Kissinger, Rubin, Schultz and the Chinese

Tuesday is a serious day for Treasury Secretary Geithner.

In the morning, Geithner has one on one face time with the President. Then:

In the afternoon, the Secretary will meet with, according to Treasury, "a high level group of distinguished Americans and Chinese to discuss bilateral economic relations.  Participants include former Chinese State Councilor Tang Jiaxuan and Ambassador Yang Wenchang, President of the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs, and former U.S. Cabinet members [Former Secretary of Stat]e Henry Kissinger, [Former Treasury Secretary] Robert Rubin, [Former Defense Secretary] William Perry, [Former Secretary of Labor, State and Treasury] George Schultz and [Housing and Urban Development Secretary] Carla Hills."

Folks, this is when the deals get done.


  1. It sounds like the CFR club. Who left our James A. Baker, III?

  2. From Gilead Sciences DEF-14A:

    Carla A. Hills, age 76, joined our Board in January 2007. Since 1993, she has served as the Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Hills & Company, a firm providing advice to U.S. businesses on investment, trade and risk assessment issues outside the United States. Mrs. Hills served as U.S. Trade Representative from 1989 to 1993, and was principal advisor on international trade to President George H. W. Bush. Under President Gerald R. Ford, she served as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Mrs. Hills is a director of TCW Group, Inc. and serves on the international advisory boards of J.P. Morgan Chase, Rolls Royce and the Coca-Cola Company. Mrs. Hills previously served as a director of American International Group, Inc., Chevron Corporation and Time Warner, Inc. She is also Chair of the Inter-American Dialogue and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, Co-Chair of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Advisory Board of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a member of the Executive Committee of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Trilateral Commission and a member of the board of the International Crisis Group.

  3. That group might just wander onto the topic of Iran:

  4. So much they can talk about. William J. Perry is on the board of Fabrinet, a Cayman Islands company. It has a Chinese subsidiary:

  5. When will Harry kissinger die? He gotta be at least 200 years old by now! Come on dude, go burn in hell... if there is actually such a thing as hell.