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Obama / Asian Trip / China #952841

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Nov 15, 2009
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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) The agenda for President Obama's visit to China introduced.

(Shanghai: Chip Reid) Obama's visit to China featured; details given about the tension about US-China trade, the issues of nuclear programs in Iran & North Korea, political prisoners in Myanmar, including Aung San Suu Kyi & his meetings in Beijing with Chinese leader Hu Jintao. [In Japan, OBAMA - says the US & China will be able to meet challenges together.] [In Singapore with Russia President DMitry Medvedev, OBAMA - says we are running out of time with Iran.]

(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Report introduced.

(Studio: Hari Sreenivasan) The importance of China to the US due to its holding of US debt examined; debt statistics cited; details given about the US & Chinese economies & the potential Chinese market for American products. [University of Maryland economics professor Peter MORICI†- talks about China's questions about US health care proposals.] [Council on Foreign Relations Evan FEIGENBAUM†- says China's weight in the world has changed.]

Mitchell, Russ;
Reid, Chip;
Sreenivasan, Hari

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