How Do You Say “Cheeky” In Mandarin?

I mean I guess the Chinese are feeling a little put-out since they got used to their friends in the Clinton Administration just sending them the information( in exchange for meals at Buddhist Temples, naturally)

China called on the United States Thursday to provide information about its shooting down of a defunct US spy satellite and voiced caution about the potential international impact of the operation.
“China is continuing to closely follow the possible harm caused by the US action to outer space security and relevant countries,” foreign ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said when asked for a reaction to the shootdown.
“China further requests that the US fulfill its international obligations in earnest and promptly provide to the international community the necessary information and relevant data… so that relevant countries can take precautions.”

“Take precautions”. Uh-huh. As in “build a missile system just like this or better if we can” precautions.

But the operation had raised concerns elsewhere that the United States was trying to test an anti-satellite weapon, amid rising global tensions about the militarisation of space.

Um, noooo, we “weren’t trying to test an anti-satellite weapon”; we successfully demonstrated an anti-satellite weapon, hence the posturing. And thank God it worked.

7 Responses to “How Do You Say “Cheeky” In Mandarin?”

  1. Skyler says:

    Bingo, Bingley.

  2. The_Real_JeffS says:

    After the submarine surfacing stunt the Chinese pulled on that carrier group, they ain’t just being cheeky, it’s pure chutzpah.
    But that’s cool…..we just goosed them back.

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    And how cool is it that the guy who launched her is named Andrew Jackson?

  4. mojo says:

    More to the point, unless “space” extends down to the surface of the Pacific, nobody is “militarizing” it. Except possibly China.
    No info for you.

  5. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Really cool, Mr. Bingley! Might be worth a song, doncha think?
    No info for you.
    Too right, mojo.

  6. Gunslinger says:

    Better yet, how do you say “Get stuffed!” in Mandarin?

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