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Do you spell Vietnam I-R-A-Q?

Reading Time: 3 minutes An interesting insight from Iraq via an anonymous informant for the Investors Insight /What We Now Know email newsletter. The cynical could draw parallels between the South Vietnamese Forces versus the Hill Tribes and the Iraqis versus the Kurd comparisons. MR. X: BACK IN IRAQ Our anonymous “on-the-ground” informant, Mr. X, is back. After his… Continue reading Do you spell Vietnam I-R-A-Q?

Traditional Chinese clothes & things that caught my eye this week

Reading Time: 3 minutes Making traditional Chinese clothes cool has been something attempted by multiple groups over the years. Shanghai Tang was founded by the former businessman, restauranteur and columnist Sir David Tang. More recently, there have been Han nationalists or fantasists that wanted to roll back the clock to before the Qing dynasty. This effort by a couple… Continue reading Traditional Chinese clothes & things that caught my eye this week

ICYMI | 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서

Reading Time: 4 minutes Copycats everywhere: Hong Kong designers of popular Covid-19 mask holders dismayed by flood of fakes | South China Morning Post – Chinese businesses don’t just rip off the west and other countries, but are copycats even of Hong Kong Chinese products as well. In this respect the copyrights resemble the early 19th century industrialist in… Continue reading ICYMI | 당신이 그것을 놓친 경우에 대비해서