On his first foreign foray as
Its belligerent, assertive stance on territorial rights in the
What about the rest of the world? Why does
Would you trust a government that tells its people: No worries: the water is clean -- after more than 16,000 diseased, decomposing pigs were found in the river that supplies water for
How about a nation whose students routinely cheat on applications to foreign colleges and universities, according to a report by a college consulting firm there? "Cheating is pervasive in
How trustworthy would you find a nation whose young men come to America, infiltrate the workforce, steal industrial secrets and then take them home? Last week, a federal court sentenced Chinese citizen Sixing Liu to nearly six years in prison for passing thousands of files from a military contractor to
Sixing's conviction was the latest of about 100 similar cases involving Chinese infiltrators in the past four years.
Not every problem is so grand. Late last month, according to multiple sources, the Swedish car maker
By now you see the pattern.
Even a senior Chinese official acknowledged that the government often fakes its national economic statistics, like the GDP, inflation and unemployment rates. He once called them "man-made," according to a leaked U.S. diplomatic cable.
Speaking at a university in
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