Hi!WASHINGTON: When Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Jr. leaves office next month, Washington will lose its No. 1 China hand. Paulson, who spent years cultivating Chinese leaders as a Wall Street banker, has spearheaded U.S. policy toward Beijing since 2006.
That raises some big questions, including who will pick up Paulson's baton in the administration of Barack Obama, and whether the Treasury Department will continue to be the lead agency in steering a relationship increasingly defined by the yawning trade gap between China and the United States.
Does China hand refer a sinologist or the person who is an expert at China?
Can I say the US/UK hand?
Thank you for your help, David L..