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Joe Biden's Gaffe-Filled Asia Trip, as Told by China, Japan and South Korea's Media
Arit John
December 6, 2013
This week Vice President Joe Biden found himself in a tense situation as he visited Japan, China and, currently, South Korea. What was meant to be a routine visit to the three countries turned into a diplomatic peace keeping mission regarding China's expanded air zone, and the media there has been keeping tabs on how well Biden's doing.  ...

Throughout the week, China's English-language state-run press have been closely following Biden's trip, with a series of pointed op-eds and pro-China news pieces. On Friday, the top story on People's Daily, the Communist party's paper of record, was a story reporting the Chinese president's request that the US respect the country's interests, with the hope that both countries would continue to "keep the bilateral relationship moving in the right direction." Japan and South Korea's independent media outlets have covered Biden's trip as well, with slightly less sass.   ...

Biden's reputation precedes him, even on the other side of the world. Here's how The Asahi Shimbun, a Japanese daily paper, described Biden on Tuesday in a column urging him to "speak clearly" to China:
    In the United States, Vice President Joe Biden is often likened to “a drunken uncle at a wedding party.” He may be having the time of his life, but many around him fear he might get carried away and say something outrageous.

    Biden is known to have made slips of the tongue, but that apparently is also what makes him affable and interesting.
Well, yes. The title of the column is "Clear words, not gaffes, needed from Biden in China," a request not quite met during his days in Japan.  ...
Full article at Yahoo News.

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