Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Swedish PM Fredrik Reinfeldt's visit to China seems to have been a success. No one seriously believes that Sweden will in any way influence Mr Hu and the Boys, but at least one Western leader has realised that DEMANDING change is going to have about the same effect as poking a dragon with a toothpick.
Instead, you need to start up a dialogue and carefully plant ideas that the Chinese can later claim as their own.

Or if you are really serious about making a difference, make use of the most famous Swede in China - the Super Mega Star Lao Wa, or JO Waldner, as a spokesperson.

I'm a big fan of Mr Reinfeldt's but I think the Chinese people would pay more attention to the "Michael Jordan of Table Tennis" than a Swedish PM, no offence!

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