A Chinese government-run newspaper – are there any other kind? – greeted President Obama, who is in the country for a three-day stay, with mocking disrespect.
From an “editorial” by the paper:
Obama always utters “Yes we can,” which led to the high expectations people have for him. But he has done an insipid job offering nearly nothing to his supporters. U.S. society has grown tired of his banality.
The White House brushes this off as propaganda, which it is, but it’s also a very clear signal from the Chinese government about how it will approach Obama.
Obama offered the world a message of love and peace. But the world, which does not share our outlook, only hands out love and peace when it fears and respects you. And, unfortunately, nobody overseas fears Obama, and few seem to respect him.