As the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai approaches, the government has been making a push to showcase the city as a model of social harmony. Just how they are making the sell misrepresents the minorities of China.
So it looks like Pierre Bergé will get to keep his stunning Chinese bronze fountainheads that turned into the show stealers of his and Yves Saint Laurent's breathtaking collection auctioned off in Paris last week.
In a Tibetan stall, Wen asked the price of something in Chinese. The shopkeeper ignored her, and then muttered bitterly in English, "No good Chinese." She wanted to find out what lay at the root of that sentiment.
Bush doesn't have to ask Hu Jintao to tear down the Great Wall of China, but the least he can do is to use in public, in China, some of the lovely human rights language he claims he's been saying in private.