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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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?