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By @WoodenHarp, published: March 22, 2015
An interesting take by an anonymous Chinese tweep.
If the China-US relationship from the early 1970s to the late 1980 was built on national security considerations of the two countries against their common foe the Soviet Union, then the China-US relationship since the 1989 Tiananmen democracy movement and the collapse of the USSR has been built on the premise that, by helping China to open up, the US would gradually lead China to some kind of participatory political system with rule of law and civil society. 1,362 more words
The year is 1972. We’ve spent a week in Morocco and now we’re in Mali to visit our friends. Their house is too small to accommodate us, but we’ve been offered the apartment belonging to a young couple from France who are away for a few weeks in Europe. 320 more words