China's President Hu Does Not Get The Red Carpet Treatment at The White House.

Bruce Nussbaum

Carpets can tell you a lot about people and when a red one is rolled out in Washington DC it means a lot, so the fact that a red carpet was not rolled out for China's President Hu but was rolled out for India's Prime Minister Singh is meaningful. According to our resident China watcher/specialist Joyce Barnathan, Washington is signalling it is unwilling to embrace Beijing politically as closely as it wants to embrace India.

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