China came up twice during the State of the Union, tying Israel for sixth place in terms of number of mentions.
“Business leaders around the world have declared that China is no longer the world’s number one place to invest; America is. (Cheers, applause.) That’s why I believe this can be a breakthrough year for America. After five years of grit and determined effort, the United States is better-positioned for the 21st century than any other nation on Earth.”
“Listen, China and Europe aren’t standing on the sidelines; and neither — neither should we. We know that the nation that goes all-in on innovation today will own the global economy tomorrow.”
In weird news, netizens on Weibo during the State of the Union were enjoying speculation that the US is run by aliens. Go figure.
— Simon Rabinovitch (@S_Rabinovitch) January 29, 2014