US Ambassador Draws China’s Editorial Ire

In a reaction to blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng’s daring escape and seeking shelter at the US embassy, one of China’s main newspapers called US Ambassador Gary Locke a “backpack-wearing, Starbuck’s sipping-troublemaker.”  They forgot to mention that he wears white socks  with his sneakers, talks too loud in public, has the audacity to wear short pants, and probably owns many guns.  For more on China’s characterization of Locke as a subversive:  http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/04/us-china-usa-paper-idUSBRE84305320120504

 

About Elton Conrady, Technical Editor

Elton Conrady is Technical Editor at Media Rostra. As a network engineer, Elton has worked in traditional telecom, wireless, state government, and DoD environments. While engineers are considered dull or nerdy in some social circles, Elton has attempted to be an interesting person -- he has played on a barnstorming basketball team in Europe, worked as a commercial fisherman off Kodiak Island, and lived in Croatia for 4 years. Now that he is "grown up", Elton spends his spare time fishing, camping, and hiking.