A 4-year-old boy and his sister, aged 6, in Bangkok's Ratchaprasong; the 5-year-old girl in Trat province. They were too young to understand anything about the political war being waged by adults who claim to have so firm a grasp on “right” and “wrong.”
Nothing ventured, nothing gained. That's a pretty good translation of a quote by Ban Chao (班超), a great general, explorer and diplomat of the East Han Dynasty (32-102 A.D.), who gained control of the Tarim Basin region of Central Asia for China. The quote translated verbatim is: No venture into the tiger's den, no capture of a tiger cub (不入虎穴、不得虎子).
- Joe Hung
With her gentle demeanor and sweet smile, Chinese beautician Li Ping hardly looks the type to pick a fight. But mention an anti-Japanese demonstration and she gets all fired up.
When an ethnic Vietnamese crashed his motorcycle into an ethnic Khmer's car in Phnom Penh's Meanchey district last Saturday night, he was attacked by Khmers shouting the racially charged term for Vietnamese — “yuon” — and beaten to death.
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