The American media’s latest Chinese poster boy

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It’s that time of year again when the American media fawns over some “rising star” in the Chinese government. Someone who doesn’t fit our “preexisting idea of a Communist Chinese official,” who “speaks accented but fully colloquial and very high-speed English,” and who promises to be the first coming of the Chinese Christ.The person I am referring to above is last year’s poster boy, Gao Xiqing,

It’s that time of year again when the American media fawns over some “rising star” in the Chinese government. Someone who doesn’t fit our “preexisting idea of a Communist Chinese official,” who “speaks accented but fully colloquial and very high-speed English,” and who promises to be the first coming of the Chinese Christ.The person I am referring to above is last year’s poster boy, Gao Xiqing,



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