China: U.S. No. 1 no more
The Washington Times
Thursday, January 20, 2011
”If China becomes the world’s No. 1 nation … .” That was the headline in the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party, The People’s Daily, on the eve of Chinese President Hu Jintao’s state visit to Washington. The article went on to boast how “China’s emergence is increasingly shifting to debate over how the world will treat China, which is the world No. 1 and has overtaken the U.S.”
A story like this does not appear by accident in the official Chinese Communist Party newspaper on the eve of a state visit to the world’s (current) No. 1 power, the United States.
It was a signal. The latest and boldest signal yet that China intends to become the world’s No. 1 power.
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President Obama took the occasion of his first visit to China to show “humility” and to assure his Shanghai audience that “we do not seek to contain China’s rise.”
The Chinese communists are taking the occasion of their first visit to the Obama White House – not to show humility, as Mr. Obama did to them – but to openly show their clear intention to dominate the world from the Middle Kingdom.
This article was posted: Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 9:03 am