Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in China yesterday as the US and its far east neighbor are engaged in a low level tension war involving contested territories containing oil and gas in the South and East China Seas.
Despite the air of confidence on show in the official meeting between Clinton and China's Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, the Chinese press suggests a more strained relationship, reportsReuters. The Communist Party's official organ, the People's Daily, tersely warned that the islands contested by Philippines and Japan are a "core national interest." Meanwhile a Chinese tabloid, The Global Times, accused Clinton of "deeply intensifying mutual suspicion" over possible US interest in involving itself in the country's territorial claims. "Many Chinese people dislike Hillary Clinton," the paper said in its editorial pages.
Of course Clinton's own words on the matter have been typically (read: ambiguously) diplomatic. She urged China and its neighbors to settle their disputes "without coercion" on a visit to the country that will see her touching upon everything from North Korean and Iranian nuclear ambitions to the ongoing violence in Syria.
Please. You forgot the part about riding the political coattails of her husband to get where she's at. If she were that smart and powerful, she would have dumped bill's cheating a&& after the first affair.....
Or perhaps this old stereotype is irrelevant here, and both men and women in China dislike this woman because she is as narcissitic as her husband without being nearly as attractive. It's human nature, world wide, looks matter. Condi Rice is a strong woman wise enough to couple her strength with graciousness and humility. I don't remember seeing any stories about Ms. Rice being disliked. Hilllary has a reputation among those who worked in the Clinton admin. of flaunting her power. Not smart.
I actually find your comment to be interesting. I agree with you about not caring what the Chinese think, however I firmly believe that this entire administration is standing up for America's interests in our globalized world. What I find compelling is your using external animosity against a politician as evidence that said politician is standing up for America. I think this is misguided and suggests an 'Us against Them' attitude which is by its very nature is defensive and shuts down debate. This does not only apply to American foreign policy, but Domestic policy debate as well. Isn't it interesting when political parties do not agree with press reporting that they immediately call it bias. We have sunk into crouching defensive positions and are doing the equivalent of sticking our fingers in our ears, as opposed to listening to actual facts, admitting our shortcomings and actually solving real world problems. Maybe its time we remain honest in our facts, apply reason to solve problems, and take responsibility for our words and actions? Sorry to co-opt comment with my rambling, but I hope eventually you can apply the above items so that you can emerge from your defensive position and embrace progress.
it is us against them,wait till they collapse the dollar and a truck load of money will not buy a loaf of bread,by their own admission they are preparing for war,they are buy steel for their military machine at record levels,using same MO as Japan in WWII
Personally, I dont care if she has. We need to remember that the female is a subordinant in China and for a woman to be a high official of the USA is terrable to the Chinese. I have no love lost for the Chinese civilization anyways. Too bad our government let them 'buy' us.
@ir0nw0lfe I STRONGLY dislike her. She's like the girlfriend of a rockstar who thinks she's a model now because her boyfriend's famous. Like anyone with a working mind gives a rat's rear what Hillary thinks anyways. "Ummm.... guns are bad.... umm.... peace is good.... uhhh.... children are our future". Make enough positive generalizations and SOMEBODY is bound to like one of them.