Politics in Another Nation

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Please click through to learn more about this “Confucian sex symbol”:

From the moment he landed in Nanjing, a fawning press covered his every move, marveling repeatedly at how spry he remains at age 84. When [he] lands elsewhere, he has to worry he’ll be summoned to testify about knowledge of war crimes…During the event at Nanjing University, Jixinge worked the enthusiastic crowd, grasping outstretched hands as if he were Bono; on American campuses, students have turned their backs in protest. No wonder he enjoys coming to China so much.

Power is an, uhm, opiate of the crowds?

Such adulation would, of course, never happen here…