Hu Jintao deploys his spin doctors; Now if only the generals would cooperate

Call it damage-control diplomacy. Since President Hu Jintao’s American visit in January, Chinese diplomats and “official” academics have been trying to reassure the world of Beijing’s non-aggressive, “peaceful development” diplomatic posture. Throughout 2010, Beijing alienated a number of its neighbors, revving up territorial disputes with countries including Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines. Relations between China and the U.S. became tense in the wake of war games the U.S. held with Asian countries in China’s backyard. (FULL STORY)

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