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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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.