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Communist Party Paper Calls Bush Weak

Thursday, 03 May 2001 12:00 AM

In a scathing attack on President Bush, the paper, which is a mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party, said his policies were driven by a desire to conceal his weakness and please the American media.

"President Bush has felt insecure from the start of his term because he did not win a clear victory in the U.S. presidential election," the paper said.

Bitterly criticizing Bush's decision to sell sophisticated weapons to Taiwan, his proposed national missile defense system, and his tough stance during the spy plane dispute with China, the Communist newspaper claimed that such policies were harming U.S. interests abroad.

The plan to deploy a defensive shield of missiles around the United States, the paper said, had made America's European allies consider President Bush "an egotist" while Russia views this as an escalation of the arms race.

''His whole-hearted wish is to cast off the shadow of 'the weak president'," said the newspaper, adding that his "excessive acts and words over the China-U.S. plane collision and arms sales to Taiwan are all connected to this state of mind."

''Once in power, a man will try to make full use of his power,'' said the People's Daily while reviewing President Bush's first 100 days in office.

Relations between the two countries hit a new low after the April 1 collision between a U.S. spy plane and a Chinese jet fighter and further deteriorated after President Bush vowed to help Taiwan defend itself against a Chinese attack.

China was further annoyed by his decision to build a national missile defense system, warning that that it could lead to a new global arms race.

According to the People's Daily Bush launched air attacks on Iraq in February because he was concerned his predecessor Bill Clinton was getting more media attention than him. So he decided to "raise his international and domestic prestige by stunning the world" with the bombing.

The newspaper also accused Bush of "undermining the Middle East peace process by favoring Israel" and harming "the reconciliation process on the Korean peninsula" by suspecting Pyongyang's peace moves.

Copyright 2001 by United Press International.

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