September 9, 2011
Larry Ching: From Harbin, in Heilongjiang Province, ni hao!
Caller: Ni hao, Larry, and ni hao to your guest.
Larry Ching: Ni hao, caller. Do you have a question for the American secretary of the treasury, Mr. Geithner Tim?
Caller: I do, Larry, thank you. I’d like to ask Mr. Tim if he is regretful about the recent downgrading of American sovereign debt?
Larry Ching: Good question! What about it, Mr. Tim? But before answer, can call you Geithner? Is that too familiar?
Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Mr. Geithner Tim: Well, Larry, actually, in English it’s reversed. So my first name is …