Thursday, April 20, 2006

Hu Jintao goes to Washington

You couldn't have failed to notice. One commentator had this to say about US-Chinese relations:
"The United States needs to think long, how it is going to live alongside a steadily growing power, not on the basis that it is going to be able to tell [China] 'Oh, you've got to be democratic, you've got to join our campaign, our war against terrorism, our campaign for democracy'. That kind of talk will get nowhere. [The US must think] coolly, like the Chinese think, about how they are going to live alongside a growing power in tolerable coexistence'."
Oh, not bloody Martin Jacques again, I hear you cry? No, actually it was Douglas Hurd - but easy mistake to make.

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