Obama's pushing China's most sensitive buttons. I don't like where this is headed.
He started with ill-advised, counterproductive and protectionist trade measures, went on to threaten China if it didn't help threaten Iran, and then finished off by selling $6 billion dollars worth of weapons to Taiwan.*
This is like driving through a mobster's yard, running over his dog, and then pooping on his porch for good measure...when you owe him more money than you've earned in the last 10 years.
"[President Barack Obama's national security adviser, Jim Jones] told an audience at the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank the U.S. is 'bent toward a new relationship with China as a rising power in the world.'"
I don't think we're "bent toward" a new relationship with China so much as we're bent over by the one we have.
* "China vehemently opposes U.S. arms sales to Taiwan. It has threatened to invade Taiwan should the island ever formalize its de facto independence." -AP Article, via Yahoo! News