Skip to comments.Crowd Attacks The US Ambassador In Beijing
Posted on 09/19/2012 4:59:46 AM PDT by blam
Crowd Attacks The US Ambassador In Beijing
Malcolm Moore, The Telegraph
Sep. 19, 2012, 6:19 AM
A crowd of around 50 Chinese protesters surrounded the official car of the United States ambassador in Beijing, who escaped unharmed, a State department spokesman said.
The melee occurred outside the gates of the US embassy on Tuesday and security guards had to intervene to protect Gary Locke, 62. The protesters caused minor damage to the vehicle, a statement from the embassy said.
"Embassy officials have registered their concern regarding today's incident with the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and urged the Chinese Government to do everything possible to protect American facilities and personnel," the statement said.
The incident happened on Tuesday, while large crowds of protesters were massed outside the Japanese embassy nearby, to demand that Japan relinquish control of an island chain claimed by China in the waters between the two countries.
The statement gave no details about the demonstrators who blocked Mr Locke's car, or what angered them.
However the Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei tweeted a photograph of the protest on Tuesday afternoon, and said the crowd had chanted: "Down with US imperialism" and "Pay us back our money!" referring to the trillion dollars or so of US government debt that China holds.
Some Chinese observers have blamed the US for standing behind the Japanese on their claim, and suggested that the US is attempting to foment unrest in the region as a pretext for "pivoting" its naval forces back to the Pacific.
The incident came as the US Defence secretary, Leon Panetta, was meeting with senior Chinese leaders to reassure them that the US does not intend to "contain" China by building up a military presence in Asia.
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Eliminate caffeine from your diet, Sam. Give it a try.
"Riding the Tiger" indeed, eh!
There are protests all the time in China, Janice Joplin style. "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."
They don't make the news over here, but they certainly happen.
There's also something liberating about anonymity there.
We are tracked and controlled in the US to a far wider and more accurate extent than most Chinese are, certainly in the lower classes. We have less freedom, because we actually exercise it less, because we have more to lose.
The fact that we are all posting in a "Free Republic" with pseudonyms....?
“Pay us back our money...”
The world is salivating at the prospect of our economic collapse.
You know Rush has brought up the collapse several times on his show recently. He was being serious about it, not jocular. His indications were 18 months away, I thought it was much closer than that.
The things we don't know, we don't know. What we do know is... the government lies. We know the unemployment figures are rigged...but...what if they've lied about the debt? How would we know the real amount anyway?
Bernake printing like we're the Wiemar Republic...that's how we know. It is over...all that is left is to wake up the American people to their national poverty.
This is why we need a war. It's how the depression got ended...World War.
Meanwhile, Obama parties it up with a $800/per bottle, 350 bottle champagne tower.
Kerosene ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWoClD6ot0M&feature=related ... Dang It World. America is growing tired of taking. Time for some giving!
Thanks odds. Much appreciation.
Well, you only had three choices.
Defend a weak assertion, concede the limitations of your argument, or bow out with graceless snark.
I shot 9 holes with Locke at Interbay, 7 or 8 years ago. It was pure chance I was a single and got thrown in with his threesome.
I, by no means, rub shoulders with the political class however, I’ve met a lot of politicians through my place of employment: Pelosi, Gorton, McDermmitt, Gregoire etc...
I totally disagree with his politics but, Locke was the first professional liberal I’ve met who didn’t come off like a complete prick. He was pretty nice and didn’t mention politics once.
He’s the kind of guy you disagree with, but you’d be fine golfing with on a regular basis.
War does not end depressions, the death of FDR and his economic policies with him ended the depression
Upset about the crappy movies Jackie Chan stars in for Hollywood compared to the Hong Kong action film classics.
And any moment now we’ll hear from Apple Inc that they’ve decided to move production of the highly profitable iPhone to the United States... Yep... Any moment... Just hold your breath there...
Translation: Sabre rattling by China while their workers are busy filling up shipping containers with Valentines day cards and Easter baskets...
The fact that the Depression dragged on for years convinced generations of economists and policy-makers that capitalism could not be trusted to recover from depressions and that significant government intervention was required to achieve good outcomes,” Cole said. “Ironically, our work shows that the recovery would have been very rapid had the government not intervened.” http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/FDR-s-Policies-Prolonged-Depression-5409.aspx
I’m not so sure those policies died with FDR.
Obama’s New America
I have also heard that even though he is a big-time liberal, he is...by many accounts...a genuinely nice guy. Same for his wife, Mona.
One of the very few exceptions for his party.
Temporary Home ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if7CZF_ycWQ&feature=related
Is our world a better place since 4 years ago? NO
Soaring fuel prices
Entitlement programs out of control
Food prices rise
Continued high employment
so does this mean jug ears is off to Vegas again and funny how the American media has not mentioned this yet?
What a crock this media is and how Holder who should have been removed has got his racist DOJ working with media matters which stunningly is a tax exempt group.
The corruption from this admin is stunning.
China should prepare for Wild Angels (the angels are angry) ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7Z9lvUz2DI
Couldnt happen to a better target than that ObamaBot Gary Locke. He disproves the stereotype that all Asians are smart.
What I find most peculiar...from my understanding of China politics...there is no way that mob would have been able to form w/o Chinese govt sanction.
No THAT...I find most disturbing for the safety of US officials.
No. In the future, I'll just expect you to continue to be wrong.
Wow, “Hey Girl” Lisa Lu is still around and making movies.
Nice to see everyone finds this amusing. Obmama’s weakness is harming the nation.
time to revisit the Engrish site I see..
(Sigh)...well, I suppose an apology was just too much to expect.
You post starts with the condescending "People would do well to remember this is the PRC. The Chi-coms."
Yes, in fact, everyone knows that. Thanks!
Then you went on to denigrate all these Chinese protesters as mere puppets of the government, conveying a diplomatic warning to the USA by, uh something....uh... showing up at a Japanese embassy protest first to make the secret message to the USA perfectly clear, to well, to you at least.
My response called you on both points, and now rather than back up your assertions, you pine for apologies to you? lol.
these commies ought to be throwing rose petals and singing songs of praise to the ambassador. The our traitorous US politicians and once USA (now global) corporations that brought them into the first world, and Wal-Mart destroyed our economy but made banksters rich.
Now instead of riding bicycles the Chinese are driving Buicks and building ICBMs, stealth aircraft, driving the price of energy up and making crappy products with cyanide etc in it that they sell to us.
I can understand they want their money back, but “imperialism”? Right now the Chicoms are in a better position to be imperialists than the US. Same exact thing happened to Mexico with France and Egypt with Britain. Chicoms will invade the US and take over because Obama borrowed money to buy used cars, start “shovel-ready” projects, and “stimulate” the economy. Mexico lost a war and a lot of territory to the US, and couldn’t pay back France. Egypt built the Suez Canal, and Britain wanted more security for their loan. The US built what with the money borrowed from China?
China ordered this. Anyone who thinks otherwise is clueless.
Smart power strikes again. Maybe Obama should talk to these people and reason with them.
Not investments, Don’t allow Chinese nationals to attend U.S Universities — kick the ones there out.
You’re absolutely correct. Nothing like this could happen without authorization from the Chinese polituro. They were sending a message. There was no danger to the Ambassador, but it was an “in your face” insult at a time when Americans (if not the American government) still have an open wound because of what happened in Libya.
“China ordered this.”
Absolutely right. The question is why the government ordered this.
I think it is to show the Islamic radicals around the world that China is not afraid to be disrepectful to the United States also.
Further than that.
"Short" being a relative term - 352 pages in the cited edition.
This is the classic, standard account of Japanese war crimes; a best seller in its time, but out of print for many years. Between 1931 and 1945 Japanese troops rampaged through one defeated country after another, executing civilians, despoiling cities, massacring prisoners and cruelly exploiting prisoners of war and native populations. This carefully constructed history charts this brutal swathe of destruction, objectively examines individual crimes and details the reasons behind Japan's unprecedented disregard for accepted humanitarian principles. Japanese troops behaved with considerable brutality in their war against China a campaign designed 'to punish the people of China'. The Nanking massacre of December 1937 was just one example of the appalling series of atrocities the Japanese inflicted on the conquered Chinese. Japan also excelled in the mistreatment of prisoners of war. Allied troops unfortunate enough to fall into Japanese hands were abused, humiliated, starved and forced to serve as slave labor. This sweeping indictment of atrocities committed by the forces of the Rising Sun is a detailed and carefully documented study and one which throws light onto one of the most disturbing episodes of World War II.
My vote is in the affirmative.
Thank GOD, that the fearless SecDef was there to assure them that we would do nothing with our military!!
Teddy is rolling over in his grave (Roosevelt not the swimmer) as America sinks
Can’t ya feel the Love?
“And we’ll be respected throughout the world” Yeah, right. /UltraMegaDrippingSarc
Looks like Obama really has changed the world view of America.
Good grief, I went to buy a new pair of Red Wings and even they are made in China now.
Also, those Chinese cooking shows really hacked them off all along the Yangtze River. Finally, Gene Karradin in Kung Fu, and that bald kid who played him as a young disciple. Sinkiang Province was in an uproar. Foolish mortals, keep copyrighted material off of You Tube.
Wasn’t the movie. They were protresting the Japanese and just had a little spill-over of general enthusiasm.
As a Chinese strategist once observed, “Now, when your weapons are dulled, your ardor damped, your strength exhausted and your treasure spent, other chieftains will spring up to take advantage of your extremity. Then no man, however wise, will be able to avert the consequences that must ensue.”
Our strength, in a great many ways, is exhausted. It was only a matter of time before ‘other chieftains’ began to capitalize on our weakness.
"Leon Panetta, was meeting with senior Chinese leaders to reassure them that the US does not intend to "contain" China by building up a military presence in Asia."
This "peace through weakness" strategy is confusing me.
Liberals were right four years ago when they said the world would see us differently if Obama was elected ... He was - and they do... very differently.
Not to mention, “Have Gun, Will Travel” and Hey Boy.
There are indeed protests all the time in China often directed at the Party officials in a particular areal.
I thought the pseudonyms here where as much necessary because of the lunatic Left as the government. That and personal expressions.