外文标题：Weary of China, Obama ready to expand Transpacific Partnership; wears Chinese dress
BEIJING: US President Barack Obama, who joined leaders of 20 other countries in wearing Chinese dress during dinner at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, was speaking a language aimed at pleasing Beijing's rulers.
"The United States welcomes the rise of a prosperous, peaceful and stable China," Obama said, in his speech in the afternoon. "Our message is that we want to see China successful," he said. Talking about the US-China partnership, he said, "But, as they grow, we want them to be a partner in underwriting the international order, not undermining it."
Indications are that the US will expand the scope of its Transpacific Partnership to include China, which has so far kept out the world's second largest economy. The red dragon countered by its own version called the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP) while promising to include all 21 members of APEC. Obama seemed to be battling to preserve the US based TPP as China seemed to be gaining support for its version of FTA.
APEC members expressed cautious enthusiasm for the Chinese idea without committing themselves. A joint statement by foreign ministers in APEC called for steps to be taken to "translate the FTAAP from a vision to reality". It agreed to launch a "strategic study" on FTAAP, avoiding China's calls for a "feasibility study" on the concept.
R S M (Jharkhand)
Political veterans at one venue! Political gimmicks in its refined form! Let's see what they say when they separate.
China builds some bogus parternships like FTAAP, BRICKS etc, thinking that it can counter US and West influence. But it fails to get attention. As no one trust China, its efforts are becoming meaningless. No countries supported FTAAP, BRICKS whole heartdly. So, China's aim won't sell with other countries. It begs for parternship in FPP. All it shows is counter West, USA, won't sell in the world. No one respects China. USA rule the world. China acts as if USA, but badly fails and suffers like a mask weared cat!!!!
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Obama says we don't suggest these things but indirectly he has passed on the message.But,will this be heard by Chinese Prez?Obama wants to see china successful and all the good words he used depict US' helplessness to counter China which will be soon number one world economy.The other intrigue behind his adulation is to allure China towards USA and hinder Russian growing friendship.Chinese are very shrewd and won't fall into his trap.