♠ Posted by Emmanuel in China at 10/05/2010 12:01:00 AMI am utterly befuddled as to why the blogosphere has, to my knowledge, entirely overlooked a recent interview of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao conducted by none other than Fareed Zakaria on CNN's GPS. Premier Wen rarely gives out interviews, and it's only fitting that the interviewer to the world's political-economic who's who gets another chance to ask him some timely questions on currency, inflation, and China's place in the world economy.
The pre-interview profile is also interesting and reminds us that Wen tried to placate protesters in Tiananmen Square prior to the ill-fated events that followed. Which, of course, contrasts strongly with the Cambridge shoe-throwing incident where this mild-mannered and kind-hearted gentleman had to witness an ill-advised, Bush-inspired foot attack.
As I like to say, you're nobody in this world until people start throwing shoes at you. In the meantime, listen and learn from a global leader at the top of his game. Come 2012, we all know there will be another one in his stead.