September 18, 2012

China's Useful Idiots and True Believers

The Economist, The Economist

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Despite the presence of some officials in the mix, and what may be their significant role in guiding the proceedings, there should be no doubting that there are also plenty of ordinary people joining in, expressing real passion and anger.

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TAGGED: Asia, Diaoyutais, Senkaku islands, Japan, China


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