Palin to address U.S.-China relations in Hong Kong speech to investors

Sarah Palin will deliver an address on the state of U.S.-China relations in Hong Kong this week.

Palin, who may be trying to beef up her foreign policy bona fides in preparation for a 2012 presidential campaign, will speak to the CLSA Investors Forum on Wednesday about U.S. foreign policy.

"We have asked her to address U.S. foreign policy, to discuss her views on governance, healthcare and, of course, China," Jonathan Slone, CLSA's CEO, told Agence France Presse.

The address, however, will be closed to the press.

"[W]e said to her, 'Look, we want you to give the most information to our clients. Do you feel comfortable doing that with the press around?' " Slone said.

"She said, 'If I do that with the press in the room, I will have to say different things.' "