Chinese ambassador to the US Qin Gang delivers a keynote speech at a welcome event by the National Committee on US-China Relations board of directors in Washington DC, on August 31. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese ambassador to the US Qin Gang delivers a keynote speech at a welcome event by the National Committee on US-China Relations board of directors in Washington DC, on August 31. Photo: Xinhua
Tom Plate
Opinion

Opinion

Tom Plate

Is the euphoria over China’s new US ambassador justified amid the dreary diplomatic realities?

  • There are no poetics in our politics these days as the tenor of US-China diplomacy is prosaic at best and we look for role models of peace in the wrong places
  • Classical music can offer a welcome alternative to the secular sirens of contemporary politics, even if it is not always appreciated for being above politics

Chinese ambassador to the US Qin Gang delivers a keynote speech at a welcome event by the National Committee on US-China Relations board of directors in Washington DC, on August 31. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese ambassador to the US Qin Gang delivers a keynote speech at a welcome event by the National Committee on US-China Relations board of directors in Washington DC, on August 31. Photo: Xinhua
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