China official's closed meetings with democratic AND republican candidates' advisors raise eyebrows
A senior Chinese government official's closed meetings with top foreign policy advisers to leading U.S. presidential candidates have come under fire from critics of U.S. policy towards China. China’s Vice Foreign Minister Dai Bingguo met on June 19 with advisers to Democrats candidates, including New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards, and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama. He also met Republicans including Arizona Sen. John McCain and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the Washington Post reported June 28.
“United Front tactics at their best — getting Americans to adopt the habit of receiving lectures from PRC officials on how to limit the scope of American interests,” said Richard Fisher, a China specialist with the International Assessment and Strategy Center, noting that such interaction is a “massive mistake” on the part of the candidates.
ENOUGH, gentlemen and ladies. What would they all say about each other if they met behind closed doors with the Vice presidents of Proctor and Gamble, Exxon-Mobil, RJ Reynolds, Archer Daniels and Phillip Morris?