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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Robert D. Hormats
Obama administration officials seemed to go out of their way to downplay the notion that the policy is aimed at troublesome China while unveiling a strategy Wednesday to respond to the theft of U.S. trade secrets.
China's rapidly developing economic power likely will have little effect on the communist nation's one-party rule, even though many societies experience increased democratization as their standards of living rise, scholars and analysts say.
China "is a country that does pose serious problems, but there are other countries as well," said Undersecretary of State Robert D. Hormats. "We've had similar conversations with Russia and other countries,"
"We welcome a competition, but we want the playing field to be fair," Robert D. Hormats, under secretary of state for economic, business and agricultural affairs, said in an interview with The Washington Times.