Daily Archives: March 23, 2009

Aman

Aman at Summer Palace 15 Gongmenqian Street, Summer Palace, Beijing, China Nicely done. At $800 a night, the service has to be sublime.

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Guanxi: relation and connection

Guanxi 关系 isn’t an invention of China. [page 19] The single most vital, most complex element of business is, arguably entrée. Whom you know is the basis not just of your credibility but of what information you have, and hence … Continue reading

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Dalai Lama denied visa for South Africa peace conference

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (CNN) — South Africa has refused the Dalai Lama a visa to attend an international peace conference in Johannesburg this week, a presidential spokesman said. .. The Tibetan spiritual leader and Nobel Laureate did not receive a … Continue reading

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North Middle

Great Neck North Middle School 77 Polo Road Great Neck, NY 11024 .. GN North Middle’s entrance is on Arrandale Ave by Polo Road. The four new tennis courts are located behind the oval running track accessible from the second … Continue reading

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Vladimir Putin spied on Ronald Reagan?

Was Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin captured posing as a tourist, while serving as a KGB spy, in a photograph with former President Ronald Reagan? The photo in question, taken years ago by the official chief White House photographer for … Continue reading

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