One of the hotest topic among the chinese netizens is about the new American Ambassador to China, Gary Locke, or Luo Jia Hui.
No, he is not the ambassador fromChina to US, but US ambassador to China.
Locke is a third generation Chinese American and he rose to become the governor of the State of Washington as well as the Secretary of Commerce in Obama’s cabinet.
What surprises the Chinese people is the unpretentious way he travelled with his family to China, as the top representative from a super-power to another super-power.
The photos shows how Locke and his family travelled.
It is just like any middle class family coming back from a holiday. Nothing pretentious, without the trappings of power.
Compare it to just any county official. A county official would have people carrying his bag, and people besides and behind him.
Locke and his family carried their own backpacks/bags. He understands the real meaning of democracy. He understands that he works for his government , which is elected by the people, and thus, he is a worker for his people, and he owes his positions to his people.
I think the Chinese people have a lot to learn from this.
Not to mention our Malaysian politicians( and their wives) and high officials..Perhaps they can take a page from Locke.