People's Liberation Army band played "I just called to say I love you".

During United States President Barack Obama's recent visit to China, it was quite a sight to follow his gleaming motorcade alongside a deserted Chang'an avenue at night, policed at every 10 meters, like a scene in a Hollywood blockbuster choreographed by Michael Mann. But nothing would compare to the scene at the state dinner when the People's Liberation Army band played I just called to say I love you. Once the Chinese Communist Party has lifted more than 400 million people out of poverty within one generation - the greatest source of its legitimacy - they can surely deviate from martial themes to a little Stevie Wonder.

Writen by Pepe Escobar Asian Times, rediscovering the poetic writing of Asian Times.

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