Pictures often say a lot — but this one even more.
China’s growing confidence is clear in this shot of General Xu Caihou, who serves as the second-highest ranking officer in China’s military.
General Xu visited the US Pacific Command at Ft. Smith in Hawaii after meetings with Defense Secretary Robert Gates (pictured above) and President Obama.
The photo ran in the PLA Daily on the 29th of October.
— Steve Clemons