Beijing as the Euro's Savior Europe and China Bound by Mutual Fears

While a hard-up America can only admonish those involved in the euro crisis, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is offering to be the savior. Beijing's price: more political credit and economic power. The EU must not be intimidated, however -- its bargaining position is better than it may seem at first.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has offered help to the US and Europe -- at a price.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has offered help to the US and Europe -- at a price.

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