This conversation played itself out half a dozen times the day after China’s successful bid to host the 2008 Olympics was announced, as I walked around Tiananmen Square and neighboring shopping districts. From hotel bellmen to shoppers who literally came up to me out of the blue, they all seemed interested in knowing what Americans thought about China’s victory. Most seemed somewhat surprised (but clearly delighted) when I responded that I was very pleased for China.
PacNet #29A – Sino-U.S. Relations: In Search of a New Slogan
July 20, 2001