Thursday, September 06, 2012

CHINA ::: the US a “sneaky troublemaker”

On Wednesday, while Bill Clinton was at the DNC blessing Barack Obama, Hillary was half a planet away, in Beijing. According to CNN, "[Mrs.] Clinton, who hasn't missed a Democratic convention in four decades, is on an 11-day swing through the Asia-Pacific region, visiting a number of counties, including China and Indonesia, and standing in for President Barack Obama at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum later this week in Russia."

In what may be a signal of future relations cooling a bit, Chinese VP Xi Jinping snubbed Mrs. C when he was a "no-show" for a presser with the US Secretary of State. Jinping is expected to rapidly move up the ranks and could be state president sometime in the first quarter of 2013.

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Perhaps we are farther from OneSpeak than I imagined!

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