Monthly Archives: June 2015

biggest Shanghai circuit so far

Went out to see how long a long city run/walk can be. Left the house at 9AM and returned by 6PM. I think I got the distance just about right, but have to conclude that an even earlier start would … Continue reading

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ever heard of Saad Lamjarred?

I hadn’t. And I probably never would have were it not for staying somewhat in touch with MENA news since leaving Cairo. It’s a weird ambition, trying to ‘stay in touch’. But I find that scanning newspaper headlines, staying subscribed … Continue reading

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China, foreign pundits, can it be otherwise? reblogging James Palmer

When I read the below opinion piece by historian James Palmer, currently an editor of the Global Times in Bejing, it struck me as refreshingly different, a meta-journalistic reflection, nothing particularly innovative, but a welcome reminder of a truism that … Continue reading

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