"A molotov cocktail crashed through the window ... the deputy ambassador called the next morning to warn me against blaming the boys"
Issue 3979 16th Sep 2016
Chinese cities tend to be safe without strict policing, but diplomatic immunity protects mischief-makers.
China's leaders fear the contagion of Brexit instability
Issue 3975 26th Jul 2016
China may feel immune to Brexit’s economic effects but its leaders fear the contagion of instability.
The end of the earth where pragmatism trumps religious observance
Issue 3971 29th Jun 2016
At one of the Earth’s most remote inland locations, pragmatism trumps strict religious observance.
Did the Spanish or Chinese visit New Zealand before Polynesians?
Issue 3969 24th Jun 2016
Some claim that Europeans and Chinese beat Tasman and even Polynesians to these shores. The debate has again erupted, but where’s the evidence?