Play China's game. Know your enemy. Know their fears. China's leadership has much to fear. Use their fear as leverage.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
Obama's throwing a lavish dinner tonight for his Chinese guests.
They must thinking, "Is this what they do with the money we give them?"
Of course, dinner's on Hu tonight because our credit card is maxed.
The Chinese papers are emphasizing this as a meeting of equals. The Party is using this staged nonsense to confer legitimacy on the Chinese political system. Even America recognizes the power of China under the guidance of the Chinese Communist Party. What have Hu and Obama accomplished? What great treaties have they signed? Big effen deal. Screw both the Party and our Fearless Leader.
That said, there's two prevailing thoughts :
a) It was China flexing it's muscle, or
b) it was the US trying to intimidate China...
That said, if you have any evidence to show where I'm mistaken I'd be happy to hear.
But, back to the topic at hand :
First, a commercial that was refused airtime by ALL major networks :
And finally, a sign of things to come ??
(At least the flags are at the same height, for those that know anything of flag codes)