File this one under quirky observation.
On Sunday, Post writer Keith Richburg filed an interesting story from Shanghai about racial prejudice in China on the eve of President Obama's arrival there. The story explored the negative view of blacks in the wake of a half-Chinese, half-black singer named Lou Jing winning "Go! Oriental Angel" -- that nation's answer to "American Idol." Folks used the internet to call her a "black Chimpanzee" among other things. "[T]he widely held view here," Richburg reported, "[is] that black people are inferior, that white people are wealthy and successful."
Then came the picture on the front page of Wednesday’s Post of Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao at an arrival ceremony Tuesday in Beijing. Looking at the soldier to the left of Hu, the one second to the right of Obama and the one at the end, I couldn't help but wonder what they were thinking. Surely, it wasn't this. Whatever it was, I bet there was more than a modicum of disbelief.
| November 18, 2009; 1:10 PM ET
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