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Chinese pronunciation of Obama: "Ao-ba-ma" or "Ou-ba-ma"?

In today’s international press review, we look at Barack Obama’s first official visit to Asia.

 

The US President Barack Obama has made most front pages in China this morning.
 
The China Daily says Obama is likely to cooperate more than any of his predecessors.
 
George Bush for example, criticized China for its currency rate and Bill Clinton
questioned Human Rights there. According to the paper, it seems China is ready to build new relations with the US thanks to Barack Obama.
 
Meanwhile, the South China Morning Post reports about the pronunciation of Obama’s name in Chinese.
 
Until now, Chinese media have always pronounced it AO-BA-MA. But the US embassy has now decided to change it to OU-BA-MA, saying it sounds more accurate.
 
This has caused outrage in China because the new pronunciation, is the same as the one used in Taiwan.
 
 
Obama is expected to give a decision, on whether to send more troops to Afghanistan, on his return from Asia.

 

 

 
The LA Times says “Obama must rethink rethinking Afghanistan”. According to the paper, Obama is taking too long to make up his mind.
 
His “indecision” is also portrayed in a cartoon in the International Herald Tribune.
 
 
In other news, the Guardian talks about growing calls to end the death penalty. The paper reports from Texas, where most executions occur.
 
 
And finally in football, the Irish Independent tries to “cheer up” its team after it lost against France in the first leg of the World Cup Qualifiers on Saturday.
 
The second leg will take place on Wednesday. Egypt is also expected to play against Algeria on that day. The Algerian newspaper Al Watan accuses its opponent of being “a bad loser”.
 
 

 

By Aurore Cloe DUPUIS

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