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and one wonders to what extent some of this is overkill. It can be portrayed, sometimes rightfully so, as silly and make the leadership look not very bright. PR is not, even now, a Beijing leadership specialty.

But I do think your diary is a really good one, and hits subtly at both this and also at certain sacred cows to which some putatively progressive Westerners tend to take kindly.

And you are right, the Fish article is quite good and, coming from Newsweek, surprising. Perhaps official America is finally coming to grips with PRC power? (Meaning the PRC world view needs finally, in America, to be taken seriously..)  

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Sun Feb 21st, 2010 at 05:22:30 PM EST
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