Don’t Quote Me (On China As A Truck)

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It may not have a very friendly or festive tone, but this quote from Hu Xijin, editor of the Global Times (via China Digital Times) just had to be noted…

“You are driving a cart and we are driving a truck.”

While the “cart” here seems to be Australia (see below), the “truck” is clearly China, and it is a truck that is going places. But where? How fast? And leaving what in its dust?!

So much for “soft power”…this is an example of assertive China. Best to look both ways before crossing it!

China Digital Times brought this to our attention, and reported as follows:

“For the Sydney Morning Herald, John Garnaut interviews Hu Xijin, editor of the Global Times, the sister publication of the People’s Daily:

‘In our interview he didn’t seem to care whether his missiles were aimed at me personally or my profession, my country or the wider Western world. Australia was too insignificant to lecture China: ”You are driving a cart and we are driving a truck.” Ditto for Japan, given its entire stock of highways was no greater than China could build in a single year. And the New York Times was ”full of lies”….’

See full article here.

Twitter source:

@CDTimes (China Digital Times) You are driving a cart and we are driving a truck” – Global Times editor to Aussie journalist John Garnaut: http://twurl.nl/s81hr2

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