Cheryl K. Chumley
Oct. 16, 2013
Chinese state media have been filled this week with cartoon images of America’s leaders, mocking them for stumbling on a debt deal while depicting the nation as a beggar.
CBS reported that a Commerce Minister adviser to the Chinese government, Mei Xinyu, said the “gentlemen” on Capitol Hill are unconcerned how their “monkey business” is impacting the world and degrading America’s image across the globe. He also said that if America does default on its loan obligations, China will likely quit buying U.S. Treasury bonds.
“Average Chinese believe [their] government is able to handle this situation and won’t let it shipwreck China’s economy,” he said in the CBS report.