Friday, 11 April 2008

A New Band: G-10

I mentioned earlier in my blog about the use of Ping Pong diplomacy by the Chinese mission to the WTO. Now it seems that the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu are becoming more and more creative in their diplomacy as well. It was reported that the Taiwanese mission hosted a Karaoke Party in Geneva recently.

Note that the head of the Taiwanese mission seems to have the same name as the new Chief Economist of the World Bank from China. That is incorrect as the second characters of the two names are actually different in Chinese even though the pronunciation is the same. Also, the Yifu Lin from Beijing has a Christian name "Justin" while the other doesn't have one.

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