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(Yahoo)   China's new leader Xi Jinping used to work on a farm in Iowa and his daughter is studying at Harvard   (uk.news.yahoo.com) divider line 76
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2012-11-16 10:24:17 AM  
Film at 11
 
2012-11-16 10:25:20 AM  
The Iowa thing isn't news anymore -- Xi came to the US a few months ago(can't remember exactly?) and actually met up with the Iowan family that hosted him way back when. The Harvard thing is kinda new, I guess.
 
2012-11-16 10:25:47 AM  
How strange! Like you, Subby, I thought that all Chinese people were backwards isolationists working in rice paddies who cut themselves off from globalization! The very thought that one of them might have access to a plane and be able to travel across the world? Shocking!
 
2012-11-16 10:26:08 AM  
Romero reports: leaders of nations tend to send their children to good schools. Film at 11.
 
2012-11-16 10:27:20 AM  

ChipNASA: Film at Xi

 
2012-11-16 10:27:40 AM  
They all send their kids to Harvard.
 
2012-11-16 10:28:15 AM  
Strange?

How so? You think China has good schools? And even if they did, do you really think that indoctrination and lessons in conformity are the best curriculum for a future world leader?
 
2012-11-16 10:28:30 AM  
Yamamoto went to Harvard, what's the big deal?
 
2012-11-16 10:29:29 AM  

Sargun: ChipNASA: Film at Xi


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2012-11-16 10:31:12 AM  
This headline is misleading, the article says he studied agriculture in Iowa on a farm when he was a bureaucrat. That's a far cry from 'working on a farm"
 
2012-11-16 10:32:13 AM  
In the global economy it is necessary for leaders to have international experience. The current leader of North Korea lived in Germany for a good part of his childhood; the appointed leader of Greece, Lucas Papademos, was a professor at Columbia, and the current American president is actually from Kenya. It's not surprising at all that the leader of the world's second largest economy lived in the United States.
 
2012-11-16 10:32:29 AM  
And we can embrace him as a human and let our manufacturing jobs flow over to China, or we can treat him as the representative of our primary economic competition and fight the good fight to keep those manufacturing jobs in America.

We know what Romney would have done. Will Obama also do the right thing?
 
2012-11-16 10:32:52 AM  
Was his Iowa connection the deciding factor that allowed him to pull ahead in the Chinese primaries?
 
2012-11-16 10:33:00 AM  

Erom: This headline is misleading, the article says he studied agriculture in Iowa on a farm when he was a bureaucrat. That's a far cry from 'working on a farm"


It makes him sound more agrarian though. Grass roots and all that.

It's an accident, I'm sure.
 
2012-11-16 10:33:39 AM  

Erom: This headline is misleading, the article says he studied agriculture in Iowa on a farm when he was a bureaucrat. That's a far cry from 'working on a farm"


True, but he was forced to work on a farm in China during the cultural revolution.
 
2012-11-16 10:34:45 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: We know what Romney would have done. Will Obama also do the right thing?


Pump the country for all the money it's worth and leave it a hollowed out shell, ditching it when it's of no further use?

Well, alright...
 
2012-11-16 10:34:49 AM  

kbronsito: Was his Iowa connection the deciding factor that allowed him to pull ahead in the Chinese primaries?


As goes Iowa, so goes the People's Republic?
 
2012-11-16 10:36:52 AM  
is his daughter hot?
 
2012-11-16 10:37:21 AM  

Shaggy_C: In the global economy it is necessary for leaders to have international experience. The current leader of North Korea lived in Germany for a good part of his childhood; the appointed leader of Greece, Lucas Papademos, was a professor at Columbia, and the current American president is actually from Kenya. It's not surprising at all that the leader of the world's second largest economy lived in the United States.


lulz

I would add to the list that Papademos's predecessor, George Papandreou, was actually born in the US; and the current president of Estonia, Toomas Ilves, grew up in New Jersey after his family escaped from the former USSR.
 
2012-11-16 10:37:43 AM  
His wife is HOT!
 
2012-11-16 10:38:37 AM  
Living the American dream... oh wait.
 
2012-11-16 10:39:17 AM  
Isoroku Yamamoto, the man who planned the attack on Pearl Harbor, studied at Harvard.
 
2012-11-16 10:40:00 AM  
Next up: Captain of the Enterprise
 
2012-11-16 10:40:03 AM  

Theaetetus: kbronsito: Was his Iowa connection the deciding factor that allowed him to pull ahead in the Chinese primaries?

As goes Iowa, so goes the People's Republic?


Unlinke his challenger, he cares about the other Xlvii percent
 
2012-11-16 10:40:46 AM  
The honchos from Springfield always send their kids to study in Shelbyville and vice versa.



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2012-11-16 10:44:20 AM  
Pretty much every head of state you've ever heard of (and most of the ones you haven't) studied abroad.

It's the ones who don't even have a passport before their election you have to wonder about (I'm looking at you, G.W. Bush.)
 
2012-11-16 10:45:03 AM  

ChipNASA: Sargun: ChipNASA: Film at Xi

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It was a really subtle one though. Until Sargun pointed it out, I was like "uh... ok..." :)

/maybe I'm just slow today.
//maybe not just today.
 
2012-11-16 10:45:14 AM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: Isoroku Yamamoto, the man who planned the attack on Pearl Harbor, studied at Harvard.


I thought it was Princeton.

Either way, larger point remains valid; Asians have been coming to the US for higher education for decades. I'm sure there's also a large element of "know your enemy" involved, as well.
 
2012-11-16 10:46:03 AM  
spending most of his teenage years living in a cave

Emo 11
 
2012-11-16 10:46:05 AM  
The 59-year-old military chief, officially unveiled as China's new president today, has pledged to make the country 'stronger and more powerful'

'Also, more able, able-bodied, active, athletic, big, capable, durable, enduring, energetic, firm, fixed, forceful, forcible, hale, hard as nails, hardy, hearty, heavy, heavy-duty, in fine feather, mighty, muscular, reinforced, robust, rugged, secure, sinewy, solid, sound, stable, stalwart, stark, staunch, steady, stout, strapping, sturdy, substantial, tenacious, tough, unyielding, vigorous, well-built, well-founded, well-made --'

And then the other communists wrestled away his thesaurus.
 
2012-11-16 10:46:38 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-16 10:53:19 AM  

Theaetetus: How strange! Like you, Subby, I thought that all Chinese people were backwards isolationists working in rice paddies who cut themselves off from globalization! The very thought that one of them might have access to a plane and be able to travel across the world? Shocking!


Sounds like Obongo. I for one long for the days of real patriots who never travel far from home. Men like Stalin or Mao.
 
2012-11-16 10:54:52 AM  

qorkfiend: ThrobblefootSpectre: Isoroku Yamamoto, the man who planned the attack on Pearl Harbor, studied at Harvard.

I thought it was Princeton.

Either way, larger point remains valid; Asians have been coming to the US for higher education for decades. I'm sure there's also a large element of "know your enemy" involved, as well.


Bingo. It's unfortunate that more Americans don't get the opportunity to travel to different parts of the globe while they're young. It makes it much easier to stereotype an enemy.
 
2012-11-16 10:56:06 AM  

WTFDYW: His wife is HOT!


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ORLY?
 
2012-11-16 11:04:16 AM  
I've always liked Xi. He's worth 50 points if you place him correctly on a triple letter square.
 
2012-11-16 11:06:58 AM  
"the 'compromise candidate'"

I think he's more of a dictator than a candidate.
 
2012-11-16 11:07:23 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: We know what Romney would have donei>

outsourced all the jobs, fire all the workers, increase executive bonuses, leave hollowed-out shells of companies? Like he did to make his fortune?

Or just strapped them to the roof of his car for a 12hour trip?

Chances are, you're either part of or not far away from the 47% that doesn't matter anyway. Median income is $50k, no idea what it would be at 47% but it wouldn't be terribly much lower than that. I won't ask how much you make - we'll let you keep that as personal info.

 
2012-11-16 11:07:58 AM  
oh well boo. stupid non-closed italics tag...
 
2012-11-16 11:08:07 AM  

VRaptor117: Bingo. It's unfortunate that more Americans don't get the opportunity to travel to different parts of the globe while they're young. It makes it much easier to stereotype an enemy.


Well, I've been to the bahamas. Just in case we decide to bomb the hell out of those bastards.
 
2012-11-16 11:11:20 AM  

reillan: ChipNASA: Sargun: ChipNASA: Film at Xi

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It was a really subtle one though. Until Sargun pointed it out, I was like "uh... ok..." :)

/maybe I'm just slow today.
//maybe not just today.


This.
 
2012-11-16 11:11:28 AM  

I_Love_Cheesecake: WTFDYW: His wife is HOT!

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ORLY?


His wife was hot!
 
2012-11-16 11:12:15 AM  
So he was outsourced.
 
2012-11-16 11:14:28 AM  
He seems reassuringly not crazy. But only time will tell.
 
2012-11-16 11:16:41 AM  
Ok I RTFA, but disappointed. He didn't escalate the Iowa farm wars by selling his hosts hunter-seekers? No tractors that drive themselves possibly violating the Jihad?
 
2012-11-16 11:17:00 AM  
Maybe for some Americans? I went to school in Europe and Aussies up here in Vancouver are as common as a double double in a hockey rink.
 
2012-11-16 11:18:01 AM  

Red_Fox: "the 'compromise candidate'"

I think he's more of a dictator than a candidate.


He's a candidate in the sense that there were twenty-odd people who got to select him for the position behind closed doors.
 
2012-11-16 11:19:06 AM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: reillan: ChipNASA: Sargun: ChipNASA: Film at Xi

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It was a really subtle one though. Until Sargun pointed it out, I was like "uh... ok..." :)

/maybe I'm just slow today.
//maybe not just today.

This.


I might not have gotten it if it weren't for yesterday's thread, Eleven Jinping becomes new leader of China.
 
2012-11-16 11:19:40 AM  

I_Love_Cheesecake: WTFDYW: His wife is HOT!

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ORLY?


I would maybe tip her an extra $40 for the HE...but only if she was good at the table shower.
 
2012-11-16 11:21:18 AM  

Arkanaut: Red_Fox: "the 'compromise candidate'"

I think he's more of a dictator than a candidate.

He's a candidate in the sense that there were twenty-odd people who got to select him for the position behind closed doors.


I wonder if he's from Northeast China!
 
2012-11-16 11:28:19 AM  

Erom: This headline is misleading, the article says he studied agriculture in Iowa on a farm when he was a bureaucrat. That's a far cry from 'working on a farm"


Because if there is one thing we know about the Chineses, it's that they are lazy...
 
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