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Hong Kong in the 1970s was dealing with dislike of the police force and rising levels of crime. The government introduced a scheme in 1973 offering cash rewards to citizen crime fighters.
‘Is he just downright crazy?’ asked the South China Morning Post ahead of Jimmy Lai’s launch of his Chinese-language newspaper in 1995.
In 1996, China planned to carry out nuclear tests in Xinjiang. It was a move Greenpeace planned to stop, but their negotiations only brought bad publicity.
An A-to-Z coffee table book of ideas for international weekend mini-trips, culled from the pages of The New York Times, this tome has no practical purpose we can fathom, beautiful though it may be.