Exclusive - Fareed Zakaria Extended Interview Pt. 1

  • Aired:  06/13/13
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In this exclusive, unedited interview, CNN's Fareed Zakaria notes John Oliver's Daily Show coup and analyzes the alcohol-fueled summit between the United States and China. (5:49)

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> John: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS EDITOR AT

LARGE FOR "TIME" MAGAZINE.

HE'S ALSO THE HOST ON CNN,

PLEASE WELCOME BACK TO THE SHOW

FAREED ZAKARIA!

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

FOR BEING HERE.

I UNDERSTAND THERE WERE OTHER

OPTIONS OPEN TO YOU AND OTHER

HOSTS, PERHAPS PREFERABLE HOSTS

FOR YOU TO BE WITH, BUT I

APPRECIATE YOU BEING HERE.

>> YOU KNOW I STUDY

INTERNATIONAL POLITICAISE LOT.

ARE YOU STAGING A BRILLIANT,

SLOW-MOTION COUP.

HE'S OUT THERE FILMING IN SOME

MOROCCAN DESERT, AND MEANWHILE

YOU ARE SLOWING TAKING OVER THE

EMPIRE SPHWHRAWN NO, NO, NO.

>> IT'S BREATHTAKING.

>> John: I SERVE AT THE

PLEASURE OF THE SUPREME LEADER.

WHEN WE WERE PLANNING THE SHOW

FOR MONDAY, WE WERE THINKING

THIS WILL BE EASY, HUGE SUMMIT

BETWEEN CHINA AND THE U.S.

THAT IS WHAT WE'LL DO THE SHOW

ABOUT.

BOOM, THAT'S GONE WITH THE

N.S.A., AND YOU DON'T SEE THE

STORY ANYWHERE AND YET THAT WAS

A PRETTY BIG DEAL, THE

CHINA-U.S. SUMMIT.

>> IN SOME SENSE IT'S THE

BIGGEST STORY-- WHEN HISTORIANS

LOOK BACK THEY'RE GOING TO ASK

WAS THE UNITED STATES ABLE TO

LIVE PEACEFULLY WITH THE FASTEST

GROWING, MOST POWSM, NEW ENTRANT

INTO THE WORLD, CHINA.

IF YOU LOOK BACK IN HISTORY,

GERMANY'S RISE DIDN'T WORK OUT

SO WELL FOR EUROPE.

TWO WORLD WARS.

JAPAN'S RISE, A BUNCH OF

PROBLEMS THERE.

HOW CHINA ARRIVES AND HOW THE

SUPER BOWLS ARE ABLE TO DEAL

WITH IT WILL IN SOME WAY BE THE

STORY IN THE 21st CENTURY.

WE BUILT A MORE COOPERATIVE

RELATIONSHIP WITH CHINA.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THE NEW

LEADERSHIP GOT A CHANCE TO SIT

DOWN WITH THE AMERICAN

PRESIDENT.

THEY TRIED TO DO IT DINLY.

IT'S MOSTLY GOOD NEWS, WHICH IS

WHY YOU DIDN'T HEAR ABOUT IT.

>> I GUESS THAT'S IT.

BUT IT SEEMED LIKE THEY WERE

FOCUSING ON BUILDING A

FUNCTIONING RELATIONSHIP.

IF THAT INVOLVES MAKING THINGS

UNDER CASUAL, NOITIZE JUST-- I

BELIEVE THEY CHANGED THE FORMAT

OF THE ACTUAL DISCUSSIONS THAT

WERE HAVING.

IS THAT NOT TRUE?

>> RIGHT.

SO NORMALLY WHAT HAPPENS IS TWO

HEADS OF STATE GET TOGETHER,

THEY EACH HAVE WHAT ARE CALLED

TALKING POINT.

HERE ARE THE THINGS YOU'RE DOING

THAT REALLY BUG ME.

AND EACH SIDE RECITES THEM.

THE WHOLE ATMOSPHERE IS HERE ARE

THE PROBLEMS, I DON'T LIKE WHAT

YOU'RE DOING, HOW ARE YOU GOING

TO FIX IT?

THE OTHER SIDE GETS DEFENSIVE

AND THEY SCRAPPED ALL THAT AND

TALK ABOUT OPPORTUNITY.

WHAT CAN WE DO TO CREATE WIN-WIN

SCENARIO.

THE CHILES BROUGHT OUT THIS

CHINESE LIQUOR, CALLED MOTAI.

>> John: THEY BROUGHT OUT

MOTAI'S.

>> IT'S REALLY REVOLTING CHINESE

LIQUOR IF YOU'VE EVER HAD IT.

>> John: THEY'RE ONE OF OUR

BIGGEST SPONSORS YOU CAN'T SAY

THAT.

>> ACTUALLY, WHAT I MEANT WAS

DELICIOUS.

AND REVIVING.

ONE OF THE GREAT SWITCHES IN

CHINA IS THEY HAVE BEEN MOVING

AWAY FROM THAT TO GOOD RED LINE.

THEY CAN KEEP THE REST OF THE

TRADITIONAL CHINA.

IF THEY KEEP THAT SWITCH I WILL

BE HAPPY.

>> Reporter: SOMETHING WAS

RELEASED WITH A 1942 SUMMIT

BETWEEN HUTCHIL AND STARLET,

UNLESS THERE WAS THIS LATE NICE

DRINKING SESSION INTO 1:00 IN

THE MORNING.

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH HAD AN

EXCLUSIVE AND THEY BOTH GOT

COMPLETELY DRUNK.

AND BY THE END OF IT, THEY HAD

COME TO AN AGREEMENT.

>> John: THAT SEEMS LIKE A

GREAT WAY TO JUST BREAK THE ICE

EVERYWHERE.

I LOVED-- THE IMAGE IN MY MIND

OF CHURCH, AND--

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

WE'RE GOING TO GET THE

NAUGHTIES, DEFINITELY.

AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO GO

SNORKELING TOGETHER.

( LAUGHTER ).

>> THE INNER HISTORY OF OUR

DIPLOMACY DOES INVOLVE A LOT OF

ALCOHOL.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT WOULD BE THE

EQUIVALENT HERE.

>> John: I GUESS THE PROBLEM

IS IT'S NOT GOING TO HELP U.S.

DIPLOMACY WITH THE MUSLIM WORLD.

( LAUGHTER )

YOU DON'T HAVE ALCOHOL

AVAILABLANS ICED BREAKER THERE.

>> YOU THINK IF WE WERE TO GET

TOGETHER WITH THE KING OF SAUDI

ARABIA AND SAID, "HOW ABOUT SOME

CRISTAL."

>> EVERY TIME SOMEONE USED THE

WORD "OBSTRUCTION" YOU HAD TO

TAKE A WORD.

HOW DID WE GET FROM THE CHINA

SUMMIT TO THIS?

>> John: I DON'T KNOW BUT I

HAVE TO SAY IT WAS A LOVELY

JIRN.

THAT SHOWS WHAT A GREAT

CONSERVATIONALLIST ARE YOU.

>> AND WHAT'S REALLY IN THAT

MUG.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> John: I BLOODY LOVE YOU.

CAN YOU STICK AROUND?

THERE'S SO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT.

>> I'D BE DELIGHTED.

FAREED ZAKARIA, SUNDAYS ON CNN

AT 10 A.M. AND 1:00 P.M.

FAREED ZAKARIA, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

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