Have you heard that Premier Wen Jiabao is in New Delhi? When I posted the question this week, I ended up informing some Beijingers that their leader happened to be in India.
Inflation in India is twice as high as the rate in China, but Beijing is more worried that the rising cost of food will threaten social stability. Read more
At the hair salon this week, two stylish twenty-something girls asked me if Alibaba (of the folk tale Alibaba and the 40 thieves) was Indian, and whether all Indian men wear turbans. Read more
A theory goes that when the Chinese get rich they will demand more rights and political participation from their ruling Party. Read more
“Welcome to the Indian rescue mission who come to China for the justice of human beings.” A young and earnest Indian doctor posed calmly in front of this banner after he arrived on an Indian medical mission in war-torn north China in 1938. Read more