Harper is a strange man. He is quicker to pucker at the mere whiff of George W.'s dusty Texan, yet continues to do his best to be a nag at Jintao's capitalist excursion at every opportunity. Doesn't he realize that Bush has two more years in office? Which if the Democrats have their way, will be keep Bush quite subdued -- yet Hu will be in power for, well, as long as Hu damn well pleases. Doesn't he realize who the next superpower is going to be? And that China will emerge as the leading economic power within his political career? Why does he continue to do it? I for one find it hard to believe that Harper gives a rat's ass about human rights in China -- so I'm at a complete loss.