"In recognition of the importance of our relationship the (Energy Department) has decided to open an office within the U.S. Embassy in Beijing," Harbert said. "It will help us to have real-time discussions."
U.S. to China (as U.S. holds China's wrist and smacks it's hand): "We need to sit down and have a talk about your energy consumption".
China: "But, but you use energy, too! I want some of what you have! I saved my money..."
U.S.: "Now we've been using it ALOT longer than you have and we know how to handle it more than you do, so we'll sit down and teach you how to conserve it like a responsible country first....."
Heavens to mergatroid.