- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A Chinese general isn’t impressed with U.S. foreign policy under President Obama, describing what he sees as foreign policy “erectile dysfunction” at a recent national security conference.

Maj. Gen. Zhu Chenghu, a professor at the National Defense University made the comments to a Chinese-language Phoenix TV station while in Singapore, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

Gen. Zhu said that the U.S. increasingly must rely on its allies “in order to reach its goal of containing China’s development,” referencing the recent events in Ukraine to highlight waning U.S. influence around the globe.

“We can see from the situation in Ukraine this kind of ED [extended deployment] … has become the male type of ED problem — erectile dysfunction,” he said, according to the Journal.

The Journal also reported that in 2005, Gen. Zhu said China may have no choice but to use nuclear weapons in a dispute over Taiwan.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide