Monday, April 26, 2010

Gotta have a sense of humor

Xinhua has an article covering Obama's decision to pursue the development of a missile that can hit any target on the planet within an hour. You can see it here. Now there has been a fair amount of criticism for his decision, as seen in the Huff Post and Foreign Policy.

What made me chuckle was the picture chosen for the piece: Obama accepting the Nobel Peace Prize at Oslo. Regardless of one's position on the new missile, you gotta hand it to the Chinese for picking the right picture.

So what does this mean for Sino-US relations? In the greater scheme of things, very little. The Chinese military is already modernizing its forces while the US remains anxious about China's military intentions. This program, if it goes forward, will only serve the purpose of providing more evidence for those voices in China that view the US as a threat.

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