Quote of the Day:

"The fact that China has enjoyed sustained, rapid economic growth and social stability and harmony proves that China’s political system fits China’s national conditions and meets the requirements of overall economic and social development."

—China’s President Hu Jintao, in an interview with the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, in which the Chinese leader made it clear that Beijing isn’t changing either its political system or its economic policies to suit US preferences, on the eve of Hu’s visit to meet President Obama this week. Hu called on the United States to “abandon the zero-sum Cold War mentality" and said that both nations should “respect each other’s choice of development path.”

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