What's the Chinese equivalent of gruel?
Just wondering what jailed Chinese dissident and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo's meal might have been the night his country's president was received in splendor at the
It was surf n turf for
No word on what Liu might have had that evening. Such frivolous inquires by a free press aren't exactly welcomed.
But the Chinese president's U.S. visit highlighted such contradictions.
Meanwhile, protesters gathered at the
Set aside squabbles about the latest errant tweet from
These are the dealings that define presidents.
The Dalai Lama is probably better known to most Americans. But Liu's bravery is tied to a strong image of
Yet increasingly, their children kick ours off the map when it comes to test-taking and rigorous academic study. Calming U.S. fears to this new reality, while gearing us up to meet it educationally, is just one challenge for Obama's
The U.S. looks to
This alone is considered a huge breakthrough, an indicator of how much distance there is to go.
He also understandably requested "the principle of noninterference in each other's internal affairs."
The two statements by Hu, even in translated to English form, sum up well the delicate challenge for Obama.
It also could be viewed as a taunting shadow of possibility the Nobel Peace Prize seemingly cast during Hu's visit.
Obama was awarded the prize in 2009, a year ahead of Liu.
Obama received his too early.
In contrast, Liu earned his. And this is not only due to
He was jailed for that transgression. Subversion was the charge.
So while Nobel laureate Liu awaits his release from prison, another, Obama, is challenged with earning his esteemed award.
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