MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:
The man likely to be China's next leader has vanished, at least from the public eye. He hasn't made an appearance for 10 days and his conspicuous absence has unleashed a wave of rumor and speculation.
Our Beijing correspondent, Louisa Lim, reports on the mysterious case of the missing politician.
Originally published on Mon September 10, 2012 4:26 pm
It has become a staple of U.S. presidential campaigns: Candidates talk about getting tough with China, only to adopt much more moderate positions once they are in office.
When Ronald Reagan ran against President Jimmy Carter in 1980, the challenger often blasted the incumbent for, in his words, "abandoning" Taiwan to establish diplomatic relations with China.
"There will be no more abandonment of friends and allies by the United States of America and I want very much to send that message," Reagan said.
Originally published on Wed September 5, 2012 2:12 pm