• 'This is our country': China makes no apologies on the tarmac. Obama di

    From White Lives Matter...Is Racist?@21:1/5 to All on Tue Sep 6 23:09:22 2016
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    As world leaders descended on high-tech hub Hangzhou last week,
    Chinese officials left very little to chance.

    The city of nine million was to be a stage to showcase China's
    growing importance. Residents were sent out of town with
    subsidized "vacations." Roads were cleared, schools and
    businesses closed, and security tightened.

    "It's really going overboard," said Heyan Jiaye, a 25-year-old
    who stayed in town. "But we have to show our best face."

    To many observers, China was showing something else as well
    that its growing power is not to be dismissed.

    The strange lapse in protocol upon U.S. President Barack Obama's
    arrival just might have been meant to underline that point. As
    Air Force One pulled up on the tarmac, the red-carpeted stairway
    provided to every other leader was missing. Obama had to step
    out through a little-used hatch underneath the plane.

    Meanwhile, Chinese security officers wrestled with American
    media, pushing them back from their usual vantage point. One
    officer tried to keep U.S. national security adviser Susan Rice
    from joining the official motorcade.

    "This is our country. This is our airport," he yelled in English.

    Some dismissed it all as an unfortunate, uncharacteristic
    misunderstanding. Others, including several diplomats to
    Beijing, saw it as deliberate, a shocking snub. Obama said the
    confrontation with the media revealed a difference over "values
    and ideals," while Beijing blamed the U.S. for the stairs mix-up.

    In any case, it seemed to confirm China's determination to
    challenge the old world powers and to act on its own terms.
    ("This is our country" has since become a popular refrain on
    social media here.)

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/china-g20-economy-deals-1.3748833


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  • From Alfred Molon@21:1/5 to All on Thu Sep 8 22:32:45 2016
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    In article <47e723773629d7d06a279016a9c87c87@dizum.com>, White Lives Matter...Is Racist? says...
    Meanwhile, Chinese security officers wrestled with American
    media, pushing them back from their usual vantage point. One
    officer tried to keep U.S. national security adviser Susan Rice
    from joining the official motorcade.

    "This is our country. This is our airport," he yelled in English.

    They said "this is our country" only after some pushy American reporter
    said "this is our president" and tried to get closer.
    --
    Alfred Molon
    http://www.molon.de - Photos of Asia, Africa and Europe

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