G20 Summit: avenged by Putin and secret Obama
The headlines of publications in the Russian press are one brighter than the other: “At the G20 summit in China, Obama got his revenge for Putin” (“MK”), “The G20 summit: Putin and Obama are meeting in secret” (“Komsomolskaya Pravda”), “C - ice cream , Obama - a ladder ”(“ Gazeta.ru ”),“ Obama got to the G20 summit through the back door: video ”(website of the Zvezda TV channel), etc.
Barack Obama, of course, didn’t get to the G20 summit through the back door. However, his arrival in China caused a wave of laughter on the Internet.
Neither the ladder nor the red carpet was submitted to the President of the United States, the television channel reported. "Star" with reference to the Associated Press agency. He had to be content with an emergency exit.
In addition, the media previously reported that when they met at the Hangzhou airport, PRC representatives “did not recognize” the American national security adviser Susan Rice: she was “barred” from the American president. It got to the point that representatives of the US Secret Service intervened in the matter.
No one Susan suffered from the excessive vigilance of PRC security personnel. These people, reports "Reedus", "Cut off" from Obama and the representatives of the American press. The journalists planned to make a report on the landing of the presidential side.
Then there was a quarrel between Obama's assistant and the Chinese representative. The latter demanded that journalists traveling with Obama not cover the events. A representative of the White House spoke, telling the Chinese that the United States set the rules. The Chinese official was not in debt: “This is our country! This is our airport! ”
The Associated Press notes that the conflict almost turned into a fight. “We couldn’t expect that,” said Susan Rice in a press comment.
According to some American journalists, the disrespectful attitude towards the US president was caused by arrogant statements by Obama. The American president said earlier that China should stop “playing with muscles”, since the South China Sea is “a sphere of vital interests of the USA”.
A different version of the events at the airport and a different explanation were put forward by the Americans, in particular, by Obama himself.
The president of the United States reacted rather calmly to the episode at the Hangzhou airport. He said that, unlike the PRC, the United States advocates freedom of the press and “does not give up its values and ideals when traveling to other countries.” Occurred in the air port, quotes Obama "Lenta.ru" with reference to the “Daily Mail,” no need to attach too much importance.
According to "informed sources", the responsibility for the episode with the ladder is not on the Chinese, but on the American side: the fact is that the security of B.H. Obama did not want to involve the airport services and insisted on using the onboard ramp itself.
However, other experts fundamentally disagree with the assessment of events given by Barack Obama.
Former Mexican ambassador in Beijing, Jorge Guahardo, told the British newspaper The Guardian that the incident cannot be explained by the misunderstanding or disorder of the Chinese organizers. “I worked with the Chinese for six years,” he quotes. Gazeta.ru. - I was engaged in the organization of presidential visits. He took China's head Xi Jinping to Mexico and received two Mexican presidents in China. I know exactly how such visits are organized. They are thought out to the last detail. So this incident was definitely not a mistake. ”
There is a third point of view on the incident with the ladder and the missing carpet.
Russian media develop the theme of "revenge": allegedly "Obama got his revenge for Putin." After all, the American leader not only failed to fit the ladder, but never once showed it on Chinese television, notes "Moscow Komsomol".
“Vladimir Putin may feel revenged,” Elena Yegorova from China reports. - At the G20 summit in China, he got everything he was deprived of two years ago after the well-known events in the Crimea: the emphasized attention of the hosts and the respect from other leaders. A special attitude to the Russian guest was manifested even in the concert program: the only piece that included, in addition to national melodies, was Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. But Barack Obama, the Chinese clearly given to understand that he is now - "lame duck."
"Finally, the Russian leader was able to take revenge for all past grievances and insulation, - writes further correspondent. - The Chinese authorities announced in advance that the Russian president would be almost the main guest of G20, and they kept their promise. Sy did not for a moment let out "friend Vladimir" from the field of view. In the "family photo" he took the place of honor in the central part of the picture. And even a long way to the meeting hall (and G20 is meeting this year in one of the largest buildings in China, 850 square in thousand square meters), did side by side with the host of the summit. Where at this time was Barack Obama, it seems, no one was interested. Chinese television has never shown it. ”
By the way, today V. Putin meets with B. Obama. However, perhaps the press finds out any important details of these negotiations "on the margins" of the summit.
"TVNZ", whose correspondent D. Smirnov is now in Hangzhou, gives a constantly updated tape on the network under the general heading “G20 Summit: Putin and Obama are meeting in secret mode”.
“Today, the president’s plans include meetings of the G-20 and a meeting with Obama in a“ secret mode, ”the journalist just said. - Recall, according to sources, the US president himself asked Putin about the meeting during the summit. "
And it's all.
In short, the information is zero. But there are some fragments of information about the relations between the United States and China. Or rather, about the discussion that took place on the eve of the summit G20.
Xi Jinping and Barack Obama did not hide disagreements. The Chinese leader has advised Obama to abandon the movement of support in favor of Tibetan independence and urged the US not to deploy missile defense elements in South Korea, according to Gazeta.ru.
In turn, Obama, 15 June, who received the Dalai Lama XIV in Washington, called on Beijing to abandon its territorial claims in the South China Sea and recalled the violation of freedom of speech in China.
It is necessary to say about the main thing: cooperation between Russia and China and "strengthen" mutual political support.
At the meeting of PRC Chairman Xi Jinping with Russian President Vladimir Putin, held on September 9, the view was expressed that it was necessary to strengthen mutual political support, including in the area of protection of sovereignty.
“We hope that our parties will strengthen contacts in order to implement our agreements. Our countries should strengthen cooperation in a more comprehensive way, strengthen mutual political support, support of another country in protecting sovereignty, ”the PRC President said. TASS.
Xi Jinping said that China "firmly supports the aspiration of Russia to go through the development in accordance with the realities of their country." He also pointed to the need for more effective promotion of the EurAsEC pairing strategies and "Silk Road" and the Russian Federation and China strategies.
By the way, add, Putin (which distinguishes it from Obama) the Chinese red carpet filed. Putin, too, face in the dirt does not hit: Comrade Xi brought his favorite treat - ice cream from Moscow.
And Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping conversation was not as "classified" as a conversation with the BH Obama. Probably, after tedious explanations because of the ramp, the walkway, Susan Rice, the journalists, and the airport’s territorial affiliation, the American president no longer wants to explain to the ironic public. And what can Obama say new things? In essence, the topics are hackneyed and predictable: Ukraine, Minsk-2, sanctions, “isolation”, and the like. All of these topics smoothly or not very smoothly move on to the next US president, who will sit on the throne in January 2017. Obama and Putin are well aware that for the remaining months until January in the relations between the two states absolutely nothing will change. There is no reason to believe that Obama secretly presented Putin with a button labeled "reset" (or "overload").
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