Yesterday, Locke visited the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art at the “25th anniversary of Pixar Animation Studios” exhibition, with Chinese children interact Yeung Chi Mei. Post reporter Zhao Yun map
response yesterday in Shanghai “civilian show” controversy emphasizes focusing attention to China’s Human Rights Ambassador duties
Morning Post correspondent Wu Ting
shoulder bag, economy class, carry luggage, do not go VIP access, line up visit the Great Wall … … when all this identity with the U.S. ambassador to link together, the “Locke” in Chinese fermented into a heated discussion and even controversy.
his first visit to Shanghai in the United States Ambassador Locke in a two-day trip is still the continuation of “civilian” line. “I did not design the public image of the … … are accidental.” Yesterday to the Oriental Morning Post, he clarified that he was deliberately trying to discourage the use of an external field on the “common show” spread American values ??questioned. For some recently published in the media in China for its “duties,” the fierce criticism, slightly innocent Locke said, “I certainly was focused ambassador role.”
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office two months after the first trip to Shanghai, Locke will focus on further expansion with the Shanghai government and the friendly relations between people, rather than the position expounded on sensitive issues, Perhaps for this reason, in the media conference yesterday morning, the Shanghai media will focus more pointed questions he raised in a recent in China “is not just for show” the great debate.
“for the recent media attention on me, I am honored, but completely unexpected.” Locke said, “but it is not something can be arranged, you can not control those behind you taking pictures of people from . “
the former U.S. Secretary of Commerce are talking about his new position in mid-August to go to Beijing before buying coffee at a Starbucks in Seattle and was capture in person at the Beijing airport, take the luggage thing. Pictures transferred on the network, the new ambassador of Internet users in China, immediately triggered a heated debate, Locke in Dalian in September at the World Economic Forum, CCTV host Rui is more concerned about how Locke economy class to pass the signal … …
much beyond Locke expectation is that their words and deeds was hit as a benchmark comparison with Chinese officials.
“This is what we, the people relaxed and not formal.” Locke yesterday said a positive response to media criticism, “we can not do these things concealed, shopping and children park, can not prevent the public see us. “
in Chinese cyberspace for Gary Locke caused by hot,” Guangming Daily “published in August’s Guangming” alert Locke brought the U.S. “neo-colonialism”, “the article, The article said “no entourage, no security, no flowers and applause and a warm welcome to the luxurious pomp, the family arrived in Beijing carrying large bags, look just like the school of civilian style” Locke is “to the Chinese officials came a blow.” .
article claimed that “the Chinese ambassador to the United States is not from the overall interests of all mankind, ethnic identity allowed him to attract the attention of the Chinese around the world convened in public opinion, could enable him to The ordinary people of China have affinity, and who knows, it just exposed the United States to Hua Zhihua, incite unrest in China’s political intentions mean it? “
fierce attack by Locke in the text:” to China school officials is not the purpose of Locke, close embrace for the U.S. to win China’s support of the people to strengthen the Chinese people fawning servility, and then called the people to strengthen the support of U.S. forces in China in order to break even split China is this fragmentation of the ideology Chinese Ambassador bit wishful thinking. “
” People’s Daily, “its” Global Times “also published in September,” Locke want to do a good “ambassador”, “editorial, the article said, the new U.S. Embassy Locke’s attention by the Ambassador, much more than an ambassador should play the role of public opinion. In addition to his on the Sino-US trade and other relations between the attitude of some of his personal “Life Show” stirred heated debate more and more stimulation. The article said: “From the Locke side, he should become interested in Chinese public opinion to avoid this side ‘mirror’. In fact, he intentionally or unintentionally done with, or for his personal preferences, or for the U.S. Embassy ‘new mission’, he seems to enjoy himself in public opinion in China’s’ clean and show ‘, although he knows best, he did not Chinese propaganda on the Internet so’ simple’。”
this editorial Locke advised the U.S. ambassador should be committed to the development of Sino-US relations, eliminate misunderstandings, rather than to the Chinese media’s role within the tangle of active, clever way to interfere with Chinese public opinion, increasing between China and the U.S. new misunderstandings and suspicion.
9 end of the “China Youth Daily” also joined the debate, published “Why do their tangled Locke,” the commentary, the article said, accusing Locke’s actions of “ulterior motives”, need not . “A country’s diplomatic envoys, of course, will try to show their positive image. Whether he intentionally or unintentionally, as long as he practices within the law and social ethics, give us useful insights, not only did we need to reject the contrary, it should be learn from. Locke demonstrated the simplicity of the quality of all sorts of accusations are even entangled, highly vulnerable people are the heart will make things. “by the end of the article said that the Chinese people has always been” emulate “the tradition. Locke demonstrated in the face of the “yin” side, we should consider is how they “Qi” and not ask to be his “Yin” hide.
Since then, the controversy died down.
Gary Locke yesterday responded to these disputes, said: “I did not fall ambassador to do work … which also includes focus on China’s human rights.” He said that as ambassador, of course, want to walk around China so that children can personally meet the situation in China, “I also intend to continue to do so.”
busy in Shanghai, PR
in “civilian route” before the accident caused concern in China, the United States decided to help upgrade Taiwan issue has been a fighter, after Locke took the biggest challenge.
in arms sales to Taiwan, Locke to the Oriental Morning Post yesterday reiterated the U.S. position, but he said “I personally have not been any (U.S.) military talks or exchanges of information are affected. “A day earlier, the second round of Sino-US consultations on Asian and Pacific affairs, said press release issued in English, the Chinese side in the closed-door consultations on the” U.S. interference in China’s internal affairs and against China’s interests, “expressed strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition, including Taiwan, Tibet and RMB exchange rate issue.
for the U.S. Senate just passed the motion of the RMB exchange rate, Locke said: “This is not the decision of the Congress, but also through the United States House of Representatives after the House might be a dramatic change.” Locke said the White House and the Congress to ensure that, no matter what the final bill passed, it would not violate international trade law and relevant international trade agreements.
This time the visit to Shanghai itinerary, in addition to meeting with relevant officials and economic and trade circles, the Locke also arranged a wealth of public diplomacy activities.
at the media conference, Locke said, want their children to understand China, also said he is trying to learn Mandarin. Turning to China nearly two months of life, Locke said, has been very busy. His three children have access to different schools. Spare time he expected to take the children often travel to Xi’an, Guilin, Chengdu and Guangdong Taishan traveled home, let them see for themselves in China, understand China’s situation. Locke also revealed that his wife’s parents are now in Shanghai, but also look forward more to Shanghai, let the children visit grandparents.
The native of Taishan, the Chinese ambassador in the United States born Chinese how? Locke admitted to the media, although Cantonese is right and not very good, but still that sound 7 Cantonese pronunciation of the sound than the Mandarin pronunciation of the four easy; while his wife is considered difficult to learn Cantonese. He said children are learning Mandarin, has been well said than themselves.
12, he went to Shanghai Jinzhou primary schools, teachers and students in the school’s experimental plots with harvest vegetables and vegetable seed for the new season. Yesterday, at the end of talks with the media, he also traveled to Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art at the “25th anniversary of Pixar Animation Studios Exhibition”, close interaction with Chinese children. Turning to Sino-US educational, the ambassador said the two countries’ education should learn from each other. Chinese students in science, mathematics, engineering and other areas of outstanding performance; American education emphasizes critical thinking, application of the acquired knowledge to deal with new problems and new situations. He believes that this is the U.S. education system attractive for students around the world an important reason.
yesterday, Locke also came to the United States, General Motors, a store, to experience a new generation of SUV Buick sedan.
“This is what we, the people relaxed and not formal and we have no way to do these things concealed, shopping and children park, can not let the public see us.” – U.S. Ambassador to China Locke
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