On June 10, 2013, China Gate and several other overseas Chinese websites in the U.S., Canada, and Australia published Shujie Yao’s article titled, “Xi Jinping’s Diplomatic Strategy to Deal with the U.S.: Using 12 Chinese Language Characters (3 four-character phrases) to ‘Nail down’ the United States.”
Shujie Yao, a Professor of Economics at the University of Nottingham in the UK, gave high praise to Xi Jingping for being smart in the way he obtained the 2-hour “intimate” meeting with U.S. President Obama on June 7, 2013. The 12 Words for the Diplomatic Strategy are: 1) Use the diplomacy of showing off his wife’s beauty; establish China’s first lady’s image. 2) Allow someone to be free so as to be successful in apprehending him later: ignore the U.S. in Xi’s first overseas trips for the purpose of winning U.S. attention. 3) Rescue the kingdom of Zhao by besieging the capital of the kingdom of Wei: To solve the problems in Asian Pacific areas, China must gain wide support from Africa, South Asia, Latin America, Russia, and other countries first. Then, China will have enough energy to negotiate effectively with the U.S. and with Eastern Asian countries.
[Editor’s note: The reference to Zhao is about a well-known Chinese stratagem to let the enemy fully commit himself against his prey, and then, instead of rushing to the rescue, attack the enemy’s dearest possessions.]
Source: China Gate, June 10, 2013