Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny/Cloudy    29 / 21 ℃  City Forecast

English>>World

Obama's absence at APEC summit triggers unfit reset in U.S.-Russia ties

(Xinhua)

16:56, September 05, 2012

VLADIVOSTOK, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- As U.S. President Barack Obama has decided to dodge the upcoming APEC summit, people from around the world, the Pacific rim in particular, are witnessing a mal-functioned reset of the relationship between such world powers as the U.S. and Russia.

The push-button to initiate the reset was done in 2009 by Obama and then Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at the London G20 Summit. But the resetting process since then has not been faring well. The mis-match culminated this year with the presidential elections first in Russia and now in the United States.

Back then, Vladimir Putin got re-elected to the Russian presidency for a third non-consecutive term for six years to come. And the new president skipped the G8 Summit at Camp David in the United States, citing urgent domestic issues to deal with back home, but sent his prime minister to the summit.

And now, Obama got stuck in a tit-for-tat presidential race with Republican Mitt Romney and has decided to skip the informal APEC economic leaders' meeting to be held in the Russian Far Eastern city of Vladivostok on Sept. 8-9.

【1】 【2】


Most viewed commentaries
World News in Photo
Indian beauties wearing gold jewelry DPRK’s top leader inspects army units Crazy dance, sexy power in Samba carnivals
Curiosity sends back high-resolution Mars images North Korea holds massive torch parade A glimpse of pureness in Alaska’s wild

 

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:陈丽丹、姚春)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. Artillery troop unit in close-to-real-combat drill

  2. Turn body into fantastic, colorful 'costumes'

  3. Development of China's industrial economy in past decade

  4. Tai Chi: Techniques Still Change Lives

  5. Wedding photos of Lin Dan and Xie Xingfang

  6. Sexy photos of Zhang Xinyu

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. A lesson learned about attractiveness
  2. Hainan's island idyll needs military guard
  3. Editorial: Non-manufacturing PMI
  4. Territorial clash makes Japan upgrade diplomacy
  5. HK national education controversy highly politicized
  6. Commentary: A special relationship indeed
  7. Chinese firms exposed to malicious IPR allegations
  8. Obama's 'forward agenda' hard to garner support
  9. Vigilant Internet watchdogs deter corrupt officials
  10. Accusations of China's arms exports unfair

What's happening in China

Strict health check-up for air stewardesses

  1. Govt against listing temples on stock market
  2. Duck in Guangzhou suspected of H5N1
  3. Shanghai to build $3.96 billion drain system
  4. Brawling Chinese force aircraft back to Zurich
  5. Petition calls for end to labor re-education

China Features

  1. PR veteran: To know China is to know the future
  2. Chinese books gains worldwide popularity
  3. 'City in wonderland’ appears after rain
  4. Chinese investment good for the host nations
  5. Unforgetable images of London Olympics

PD Online Data

  1. Ministry of Water Resources
  2. Ministry of Railways
  3. People's Bank of China
  4. Ministry of Health
  5. Ministry of Culture