Because you wouldn't want to miss lots of empty words being delivered with the appropriate dose of pathos (or is that pathology?) and hypocrisy.
From the Department of Truth:
Join Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as she delivers remarks at the Opening Session of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) on May 9, 2011. Secretary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will be joined for the Dialogue by the Chinese Co-Chairs, Vice Premier Wang Qishan, and State Councilor Dai Bingguo, for the third joint meeting of the U.S.-China S&ED in Washington, D.C., May 9-10.
And from Reuters on Geithner's prepared remarks:
U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Monday that China needs to foster more domestic demand rather than rely on exports for its future growth to keep a global recovery going.
In prepared remarks for delivery at the start of two days of a Strategic and Economic Dialogue, Geithner said both countries face challenges and Washington must complete long-term fiscal reforms to force it to live within its means.
"In China ... the challenge is to lay the foundation for a new growth model, driven more by domestic demand, with a more market-based economy, and a more sophisticated financial system," Geithner said.