China Review News (CRN) published a commentary after U.S. President Obama delivered his third State of the Union Address. The commentary briefly described the general content of Obama’s speech as well as Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romny’s reaction. The author then focused on the fact that Obama mentioned China five times in his speech. The commentary summarized that Obama repeatedly blamed China for “breaking the rules” and “acting unfairly in trade.” Obama also planned to establish a new federal agency to investigate “such trade behavior.” However, the author believed Obama’s accusations largely served his reelection campaign purposes and his attitude actually reflected his frustrations during this election year. The commentary therefore concluded that China should pay attention to President Obama’s comments but not take them too seriously.
Source: China Review News, January 29, 2012