Burning about North Korea: Chinese Netizens

“日你妈!挑衅=中国纳税人钱送给杀人犯=中朝友好=中国人命=3000个圈“ and other such comments on the news that North Korea would pay $3000 USD to each of the families of the killed and wounded people in the June 4 border shootings. For more extensive commentary from the Chinese press, see this entry entitled “Borderline Banditry”; the comments section there is also full of juicy links. Rather than extensive commentary here (although it’s certainly deserving), … Continue reading Burning about North Korea: Chinese Netizens

June 18: Celebrating Charles de Gaulle

Who cares that the French (“les bleus”) are a stagnant Fussballmannschaft who is on the verge of being bounced from World Cup play? Because tomorrow in Europe begins today: it is the seventieth anniversary of General Charles de Gaulle’s announcement of “la Resistance” from a radio booth in London.  Which means that French President Nicholas Sarkozy will be — where else? — in London, with … Continue reading June 18: Celebrating Charles de Gaulle