China "Intentionally Disrespects" Obama on chaotic arrival at G-20 Summit
China openly diss'd President Obama upon his arrival at the G-20 Summit by failing to provide stairs to Air Force One; forcing Obama to use his Emergency Exit Stairs from the rear of the plane. While that was going on, a China official scolded National Security Adviser Susan Rice for walking past a Press Line Rope. Rice told the official "This is our plane and our procedures" to which the official replied "This is our country and our airport." Last but not least, China refused permission for the US media to travel with the Obama Motorcade as it always does, forcing them to follow miles behind.
It became clear immediately that China intentionally adopted an antagonistic attitude toward the US; likely over the ongoing dispute about islands in the South China Sea. The US Supports the Philippines Claims - which were affirmed by the World Court at the Hague months ago - and China objects to US "freedom of navigation maneuvers" in that area. Their displeasure with the US was made quite plain when Obama arrived for the G-20 Summit.
Putin Gets Red Carpet Treatment
Chinese officials had no such problems greeting Russian president Vladimir Putin with full honors, whose arrival - on the red carpet - took place without a glitch.