Its stinging rebuke was in marked contrast to previous commentary by Party advisers which stressed President Bush’s successes in improving ties with Beijing.
The comments, in the paper’s main editorial, went on to express scepticism for President Obama’s vision of remaking America.
“The US leaders have never been shy of talking about their country’s ambition to be the leader of the world,” it said, sarcastically. “For them, it is a divinely granted destiny no matter what other nations think.”
It said more was required than just the “goodwill” Mr Obama might generate around the world.