LOCKE'S LIFESTYLE AND NEW MISSION (09/22/11)
Money Quote: " He enjoys the fact that his acts are praised by Chinese media, even though he knows he is not as plain as described ... It is not suitable to overly praise a foreign ambassador, particularly when his task in China is rather complicated."
Context: The tabloid penned the editorial at a time when Gary Locke -- pictured above -- had just become the U.S. ambassador to China and the Chinese public was buzzing about his alleged modesty, as displayed in his flying economy class, lugging his luggage around a Beijing airport, waiting in line at the Great Wall, and slinging a backpack across his shoulder as he tried to use a coupon at Starbucks.
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