China's rapid growth is often painted as a threat to American interests. But President Obama said today that the country's economic progress benefits the United States and opens the door to greater international stability and humanitarian progress.
"We welcome China's rise," Mr. Obama said at a press conference at the White House with Chinese President Hu Jintao. "I absolutely believe that China's peaceful rise is good for the world, and it's good for America."
He added, "We just want to make sure that that rise occurs in a way that reinforces international norms and international rules, and enhances security and peace, as opposed to it being a source of conflict either in the region or around the world."
You can read the rest at this link, if you can stomach it.
China is poised to eat our economic breakfast, lunch, as well as our dinner, and it appears the former community pisser-offer just pushed their chair much closer to the table.
Perhaps Nixon's opening the door to China wasn't such a hot idea after all.