“Strong smell of gunpowder and drama” was the way Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian described the U.S-China meeting in Anchorage.
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It is unclear whether Biden's team can remain immune to the wish-lists of the consulting firms and corporate hands that put a silver lining on their political exile during the Trump years.
One weaponized use of the Nancy Pelosi's quote in reference to the Capitol attack comes from a staunchly nationalistic Beijing tabloid.
China's newly minted big money men project larger-than-life personalities, but their good fortune can be rescinded at a moment's notice if they displease the reigning commissars.
In China it is politics, or the perception of such, that is the surest route to getting stamped "banned by Beijing."
What goes around, comes around, especially with a man who flip-flops his position on an almost daily basis.
Imagine being guest of honor at a state dinner planned to trumpet bilateral ties only to have your host lean over and whisper, "We're bombing Syria tonight."
THAAD offers little protection to South Korea, while greatly exasperating ties with China.
The $500 million bill that Uncle Sam has come knocking for is a pittance compared to the destruction the U.S. wreaked on Cambodia by incessant B-52 bombing during the Vietnam War.
If the Russians are looking to invade Americans' privacy, the U.S. government is already there.