As mudanças anunciadas hoje no governo de Pequim só surpreendem pelo timing. Alguns analistas esperavam que só no final de 2007,/início de 2008 viessem a acontecer.
The new foreign minister, like his predecessor, is a career diplomat regarded as an expert on U.S. affairs - signaling the importance China places on steady relations with the superpower.
``China emphasizes major-power foreign policy, and the U.S. is the most important major power,'' said Shen Dingli, dean of the Institute of International Studies at Fudan University in Shanghai. ``Other countries can rest assured that foreign policy will not change.''
"China Names New Foreign Minister ", The Guardian