There’s trade, and there’s Tiananmen

Jonathan Mirsky wrote on International Herald Tribune: “Someone should tell President Jacques Chirac of what Zhou Enlai said when Henry Kissinger asked him for his judgment on the French Revolution. “It’s too early to say,” Zhou allegedly replied.
This might make Chirac reconsider his recommendation last week that the European Union should lift the arms embargo it imposed on China after the 1989 Tiananmen killings on the argument that “that was another time.” That was what Chirac said on the eve of his trip to China, which ended on Tuesday. ”

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