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Unrest in Xinjiang

The Times reports that 17 people were killed by rioters in Lukqun, Xinjiang Province, before police opened fie on the rioters and shot ten of them dead. The notion of China as a nation state is a very recent – … Continue reading

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Blind Justice:? The case of Gu Kailai.

Gu Kailai, wife of the popularist politician, Bo Xilai, former Provincial Governor of Chongqing, has been given a suspended death sentence for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood. Ms Gu had confessed to the murder, claiming that Mr Heywood … Continue reading

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When is a dragon not a dragon?

The Western concept of the dragon is that of a tyrannical beast that bringing fire and destruction; it is something to be killed: Indeed, killing a dragon may well be the way to sainthood! In the Chinese mind the dragon … Continue reading

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