The latter was not hard to understand considering the fact he's promoting a world without nukes. As to the bow, just part of the global apology tour.
But some might be surprised by this WaPo story about Chinese racial bigotry:
So nothing prepared Lou, whose father is a black American, for the furor that erupted in late August when she beat out thousands of other young women on "Go! Oriental Angel," a televised talent show. Angry Internet posters called her a "black chimpanzee" and worse. One called for all blacks in China to be deported.Don't they know it's offensive to use the word "Oriental" in
Ironically, Obama's half-brother lives in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. He kept a low profile during the elections, preferring not to be interviewed while the press was recounting Barack's dream of their shared father, a book that mentioned a "Mark" as having a less than rosy recall of the old man.
No wonder we didn't hear from Mark at the time--it appears his view was based more on reality than dreams.
But he's been in the news lately with the launch of a partial biography. Curiously, the Chinese racist angle didn't come up in some recent portrayals, which included mention of a Chinese girlfriend.
Anyway, what's the protocol for greeting a Maoist? Was this it?