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Zhou Enlai’s Caution Lost in Translation

Richard McGregor explains the misunderstanding behind Zhou Enlai’s famous utterance — “too soon to tell” — on the impact of the French Revolution: The former premier’s answer has become a...

Bumbling around EU-China Ties

“The bitter spat between Europe and China over Tibet is now officially over.” From the Straits Times: France–singled out by China as the chief instigator of the dispute–dispatched three top officials to...

Paris Plans Charm Offensive on China After Protests

Katrin Bennhold reports in the International Herald Tribune: After a wave of anti-French protests in China, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France is sending three top officials there this week in a diplomatic charm offensive aimed...

Carrefour Faces China Boycott Bid

From BBC News: Chinese activists are urging shoppers to stay away from French retailer Carrefour, following the Olympic torch’s troubled passage through Paris. A message circulating on the internet and mobile phones...

Anger Is Growing in China

From Los Angeles Times : A week of embarrassing global protests along the international Olympic torch relay has fanned Chinese nationalism at home and turned a 27-year-old disabled woman into a national hero. Jin Jing is a...

Chinese Urged to Boycott French Goods

Chinese patriotism was ignited against famous brands online again and this time the targets are born-in-France brands. From Financial Times: Chinese consumers have been urged to boycott French goods in response to the raucous...

Video: Torch Runs Tortured Route Through Paris

A day after one protester in London reportedly tried to snuff the Olympic torch with a fire extinguisher, protesters in Paris achieved the practical equivalent with sheer force of numbers. According to various reports, police...

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