Commenting on the naval exercises the U.S. is holding in the South China Sea, there was an editorial by Qiu Hao in Monday’s Global Times, an English language newspaper published in Beijing. Qiu Hao opined the U.S. military is stretched thin, like a dumpling wrapper. He said there is nothing to fear from the U.S. The naval games are for show only.

Clearly the Chinese realize that Obama has no stomach to project U.S. power, military or otherwise. Under Mao the U.S. was often called a “paper tiger.” Under Obama the name is accurate.