ORIENTERING 25.10.1969: At the solemn ceremony commemorating Ho Chi Minh in Hanoi on September 10, Lo Duan, First Secretary of the Vietnamese Labor Party, read out this political will from Ho Chi Minh:
DISARMAMENT: With the Trump administration's termination of the INF agreement, the world seems to be losing an important framework for weapons control and nuclear disarmament. The danger of new rearmament is immediate. But what if the agreement is continued in a new and more ambitious version?
Francois Jullien: Living off Landscape: or the Unthought-of in Reason
: In his new book, the French philosopher Francois Jullien maps both China's historical views of nature and landscape, and partly a philosophy of life that modern Chinese and we in the West can be inspired by.
Maria Serena I. Diokno, Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, Alan H. Yang (eds.): China's Footprints in Southeast Asia
: When Barack Obama announced his 'pivot to Asia' strategy, it was not least a response to China's growing influence in the region. In a new anthology, China's success in putting footprints in neighboring countries is assessed.
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