The Two Men of Power

He doth bestride the narrow world like a colossus," said Cassius of Julius Caesar in Shakespeare's play, and a bard of our own times might use a similar sentiment to describe both U.S. President George W. Bush and China's President Hu Jintao, who meet this week at the APEC summit in Santiago, Chile. In September, Hu consolidated his position by assuming the chair of the Central Military Commission—the last post held by former President Jiang Zemin. Bush has just won a stunning victory in the U.S. presidential election. No other two men have such a combined power to shape our future....

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