Obama (sitting down): "I'm sorry, but all your Chinese names sure have got me confused. You'll have to forgive me, sir, but you are... who?"
Hu (already seated): "Yes."
"Yes, I am."
"Yes, you are who?"
"I am Hu."
"That's what I'm asking you."
"No, you're not asking Yu. You're asking me. Hu."
"I'm asking who?"
"You're asking Hu."
"That's the problem. I don't know who. I'm sorry, but let me ask this straight out: who are you?"
"Yes, Hu am I."
"Why are you asking me? Let me put this another way: I came here to apologize to the President of China, so who do I bow to?"
"Yes, Hu you will bow to."
"I've already told you, I don't know who I will bow to."
"You will bow to me."
"I will bow to you?"
"No, you will not bow to Yu. You will bow to me."
"Why would I bow to you? Well, that's it. I've had enough. I'm sorry, but I'm leaving. All the same it was a pleasure meeting you."
"How many times do I have to say it? I am not Yu. I am Hu. President Hu."
"Wait a minute, wait a minute. Oh, I get it now. You're President Hu, not who. Well, I'm pleased to meet you, President Hu. I'm Barack Obama."
"Ooooh... what a funny name."
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