U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman Jr. said Tuesday that he’s “very, very proud” of how President Barack Obama is pushing human rights and handling all other major issues with Chinese leaders during his current visit there.
… Huntsman added that China is much different today than in recent years, which presents more opportunities for cooperation with the United States.
“If you were here 10 years ago and you’re coming back for the first time, you don’t know China,” he said. “If you were here two years ago and back again, you still don’t know China. It is changing so quickly and it is so dynamic that you’ve got to stay connected constantly to get a sense of what this means in terms of the future of China.”
Because things are changing so fast, Huntsman told reporters that he is not an expert on China, and doubts many people actually are.
“I’ve come to the conclusion that ‘China expert’ is kind of an oxymoron. And those who consider themselves to be China experts are kind of morons,” he said.