Chinese whispers

By Pamela Stirling In Editorial

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30th June, 2007
It's tempting, after all the kowtowing to China at Parliament over the visit of the Dalai Lama this week, simply to post to the Beehive a copy of the China Daily's review this year of American journalist James Mann's influential new book, The China Fantasy: How Our Leaders Explain Away Chinese Repression. It's not that Helen Clark and her colleagues would find anything critical in the review regarding politicians who put trade concerns above human rights. But that's just the point. The Chinese columnist is not permitted to discuss the book's content. So much for ...

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