Politics
04 June 2007
The Tiananmen Square killings of 3-4 June 1989 remain the most sensitive political issue in China and the Chinese...
Politics
13 September 1999
Roman emperors and other potentates, it is said, sometimes kept a slave or a fool to remind them when they were about...
Politics
22 January 1999
A crisis in China would put Brazil in the shade. Foreign China watchers uncorrupted by financial interest have for...
Books
18 December 1998
Chinese leaders, whose flacks emphasise their "plain living" (a bowl of noodles handed to them by a modest wife is...
Politics
11 December 1998
Tony Blair and Robin Cook keep bragging about their subtle manoeuvrings with Beijing over human rights - yet the number...