Chinese Party secretary general Hu jintao is visiting the White House. I remember everyone applying for US entry permit needs to answer whether he/she is a communist member. The US homeland security people could refuse these people entry into US. How could Hu Jintao visit US easily? He is " the president of China", a state visit.
Recently I read famous novel " A tale of two cities". It is a interesting novel by Charles Dickens.
His words could also be described as current China " It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way . . ."
How are we look at China, from which aspect? That is the current situation faced by Hu Jintao, handpicked as the fourth generational leader. Hu has double job titles: Chinese Communist Party Chairman and Chinese President, He has also two set of values : a communist dictator without any promise to open up freedom for ordinary Chinese people. He ordered tibet military crack down in 1989. He ordered to block internet free access. and many more.
But these four days' visit, he has a role play to show the world as Chinese president , he cares the people. Behind Hu's smiling face lies a new strategy of wooing the American people and the business community. Unfortunately He is a poor actor. He can only read preprinted statement in which he used empty word to mention peace, human right improvement and trade. Even these statement has not been live broadcast to Chinese people in China.
When Hu is in China, he spends his time and effort to poor area, and eating with poor farmers in rural countryside. Here Hu is proud to have a diner with the richest man on earth, claiming they are friends. All of these visits are only" free political shows" to different audiences.
From the very title of A Tale of Two Cities, Dickens signals that this is a novel about duality.
Everything occasionally related together. When we look at Hu jintao, we need to watch he does and what he has done for Chinese people. We can not judge him by watching his role play in one or other plot.