Obama China visit 2009

Top Chinese Editor Demoted after Barack Obama Interview

The Guardian reports that a top editor for Southern Weekend has been demoted after publishing an exclusive interview with President Obama during his China visit last month: Southern Weekend confirmed Xiang Xi had been named as...

Girl in Black at Obama’s China Meet a Hit Online

A student in attendance at one of President Obama’s visits in China has created an internet sensation: She has become China’s version of the “Obama Girl”, as online forums gushed over her beauty and...

China’s Backing on Iran Followed Dire Predictions

The Washington Post reports on the negotiations that preceded President Obama’s request that China support his stance against Iran’s nuclear proliferation: The Chinese were told that Israel regards Iran’s...

Timothy Garton Ash: Two Ways for West to Meet China

In the wake of President Obama’s China visit, Timothy Garton Ash puts forward two approaches the West could take to engage China. From the Malaysian Insider: Diplomatically, the US will have significant possibilities of...

Ying Chan: Obama Loses a Round (Updated)

Ying Chan, director of the Journalism and Media Studies Center at The University of Hong Kong, writes an op-ed in the New York Times about the images portrayed during President Obama’s visit to China last week: While the...

Obama’s Warming to China Is Seen as Slight in India

With President Obama having completed his first visit to China, and getting ready to host the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Washington, the India-China-U.S. triangle is getting more complicated. From the New York...

Up Against the Great Wall of China

Analysis of President Obama’s China visit, and the media coverage it received, continues. Howard French, former New York Times Shanghai bureau chief, tells Columbia Journalism Review: “The piece that really relates...

Did The Chinese Watch Obama’s Town Hall?

Take a look at the number of Internet viewers of Obama’s townhall-style meeting in Shanghai, via Marc Ambinder’s at The Atlantic’s Politics Blog: The China gig was tricky, given the practicalities of internet...

Obama’s China Interview Mystery (Updated)

From the Wall Street Journal Blog: President Barack Obama’s first attempt to speak directly to China’s people during his trip this week was marred by Beijing’s failure to broadcast the remarks nationwide as promised. Now his...

White House Correspondents Take on China

Evan Osnos writes about the history of White House correspondents accompanying U.S. presidents to China, and how the current cropped fared last week: “For White House reporters, venturing out of the comfort and security of the...

Southern Weekend Interviews President Obama (Updated)

As mentioned in our previous post, President Obama sat down for an interview with Southern Weekend. Malcolm Moore at the Telegraph has translated the brief interview. As Moore points out, “Since just about everything that...

Lee Davidson: Huntsman Pleased with Obama in China

From the Deseret news: 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...



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