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China’s strange fear of a colour revolution

Beijing seems to share the Russian view that America organised the uprising in Ukraine Gideon Rachman China’s education minister has just issued an edict to the country’s universities that sounds like something from the heyday of Maoism. “Never let textbooks ...

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Hartals are not enjoyable at all!

Julian Francis In the media recently, there was a suggestion – perhaps tongue in cheek – that foreigners ‘enjoy’ hartals. Nothing could be further from the truth. The current situation of non-stop ‘oborodh’ and ‘hartal’ is annoying, depressing, and frustrating. ...

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