November 8, 2012
China, Russia Position for Obama 2.0
M K Bhadrakumar, Asia Times
Obligatory congratulations to Barack Obama from Russia and China show the Kremlin decidedly more cagey on what the US president might bring to his second term in office. Beijing, notably soon-to-be-president Xi Jinping, was more upbeat - though state media were not slow to put big dollar numbers into their commentaries. Much may depend on whether John Kerry or Susan Rice is Obama's secretary of state.
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