Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Obama administration to China: Sorry about that racist AZ law; Update: How China treated Mexicans last year. Apology tour continues..

The Obama administration continued its Apology Tour into a second year, this time taking it by surrogate to Beijing. As my friend and NARN colleague John Hinderaker notes at Power Line, the notion that the US owes China any sort of apology on human rights is “unfreakingbelievable.” It’s especially mystifying when it comes to enforcement of immigration law, as the White House expressed diplomatic regret over Arizona’s new provision to enforce existing law in the absence of a federal effort:
Michael Posner, the assistant secretary of state, told reporters that another round will happen some time next year in Beijing. The countries also plan to hold talks on legal matters soon and he said he will participate in a high-profile economic and security summit in Beijing this month.

“In two days, we’re not going to change major policies or major points of view, but we laid a foundation to continue,” Posner said. “The tone of the discussions was very much, `We’re two powerful, great countries. We have a range of issues that we are engaged on. Human rights is part of that discussion, and it will remain so.’” READ MORE...

Update: Say, maybe the Obama administration might want to mention this as well, from almost exactly a year ago:

Following the discovery of the infected Mexican man, authorities quarantined 70 Mexicans who arrived in China over the May 1 holiday weekend, most on different flights from the infected man. They include an official at Mexico’s consulate in Guangzhou who was returning on a flight from Southeast Asia. Except for the initial case, none of the 70 has shown symptoms of the disease, says a spokesperson from the embassy. Now concerns are being raised that Mexicans are being isolated solely because of their nationality. READ MORE...


  1. That's a pic of the Jap Emporer not chinese minister...

  2. There are many, many things that make me angry about this administration. However, I have to say the apologies are what makes me wanna scream. Seriously, why??? I just don't get it. It makes the U.S. look weak and pathetic.

  3. Wow're such a scholar! Really? I think the point is that he's bowing in general. You're like a little geek. Im sure if the pic was supposed to be the Chink, they would of got it.