Nov 12, 2009

Has 20 Years of Political Correctness Taught Us Nothing? [LINK]

The host of NPR's On Point show, Tom Ashbrook, introduces Susan Shirk, in today's discussion concerning "a Chinese perspective from Shanghai" on President Obama's visit:

From Lincoln, Nebraska, we're joined by Susan Shirk, professor at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego. She oversaw U.S.-China policy at the State Department from 1997 to 2000, and she founded the Northeast Asia Cooperation Dialogue, a forum that right now is sponsoring high-level talks between North Korea, the United States and others over Korean peninsula nuclear issues. Her latest book is “China: Fragile Superpower.” ...
Ashbrook's first question to Ms. Shirk concerns whether China still sees the United States as the #1 world power. Shirk's first utterance of any substance, starting at the 3:10 mark:
Well, I think Asia still respects the United States tremendously, but there certainly are some chinks in our armor…

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