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August 19, 2005
Daily linklets 19th August
Shenzhen's oil shortage is set to ease with the delivery of new supplies, Vice-Mayor Zhang Siping said yesterday. "We have successfully received more supplies to supplement our depots and that will ease the fuel crisis soon," Mr Zhang was quoted as saying by Shenzhen media.posted by Simon on 08.19.05 at 02:21 PM in the Daily linklets category.
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"Superpowers Need Friends - Does China Have Any?"
Excerpt: From guest-blogger Martyn... Following on from yesterday’s post regarding the possibility of China’s future failure as well as success, today’s must read article by Howard French was well-spotted by Simonworld, in his essential Daily Linklets: Those wh...
Weblog: The Peking Duck
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china economic roundup (vii)
Excerpt: Welcome to the oil edition. A larger picture of the side picture - a queue at a petrol station in Dongguan, China's Guangdong province - as well as others can be found at Bingfeng Teahouse. China is facing an energy
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Singapore Already Fulfilling Government Decree to be
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A seemingly impossible task, but I notice that the Linklets just keep getting better.
Indeed, the Howard French article is definitely today's must-read.
Historically, The Middle Kingdom has never treated other countries on an equal basis. Asian countries were to be subjugated or cajoled into a tribute relationship and foreign barbarians were dismissed as, er, foreign barbarians.
Chris Patten, the original "Tango Dancer" in the excellent "East Meets West" mentions this very topic several times. During negotiations with the mainlanders, he recalls how they would throw fits on an almost hourly basis if he even hinted at Britain's status to be on par with the great Celestial Empire!
Well worth a read.posted by: Martyn on 08.19.05 at 01:42 PM [permalink]