HONG KONG (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is in Hong Kong to extol the virtues of American financial policies and values despite the currently poor state of the economy and the stalemate over the national debt.
In a speech Monday to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in the former British colony, Clinton will appeal to China and other Asian nations not to lose faith in the American model. U.S. officials say she will assure her audience that a deal on the debt will be reached and remind the chamber that the United States has recovered from economic crises before.
The officials said Clinton will urge Asia to embrace open, transparent and fair economic policies that have propelled growth. They spoke on condition of anonymity to preview the speech.