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  • Archive for July 18th, 2007

    US and North Korean nuclear envoys meet on neutral ground: Chinese restaurant

    Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

    The AFP writes about how the US and North Korean nuclear envoys met in Beijing and went off to a Chinese restaurant. Given that they are in China, perhaps this is not so surprising (but then again, they did chose to meet in China — neutral territory?). But this brings to mind another “dining diplomacy” […]

    So why are Chinese restaurants all over the world? (Because the Chinese are all over the world)

    Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

    Professor Peter Kwong, who studies Chinese immigration and labor issues, has an amazingly detailed piece about the Chinese diaspora on the Yale Global web site. About 180 million people around the world have moved countries since the end of the Cold War, about one-tenth of them are Chinese. The Chinese have spread to 150 countries. […]