PR - - China style

 
 

When I talked before about China polishing up its message to the international community, I really didn’t have this in mind:

‘Invoking Obama’s African heritage and Civil War president Abraham Lincoln, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said Thursday that Obama should be more sympathetic to its contention it has brought development and prosperity to Tibet since 1959.

‘Asked about a possible meeting between Obama and the Dalai Lama, Qin said the U.S. president should recognize the exiled Tibetan leader–a Nobel Peace Prize winner–as the former head of a slave state.’

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Who exactly thought this would be a good thing to say?

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