Carlisle on China: 'We Bring the Hula, They Bring the Acrobats'

Improving U.S.-China relations through "people-to-people contact" to reduce "the threat level" between the countries was the most significant part of Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle's two-week Asia tour, he told Civil Beat in an exclusive interview Tuesday.

Carlisle said a moment of clarity came when he met with a top government official in the Great Hall of the People in Tiananmen Square who spoke frankly about a disconnect between China and the United States.

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