Mao: The Unknown Story (book review)

Jung Chang and Jon Halliday 814 pages, Vintage Books (2006) This book is an epic biography of Mao Tse-tung, a man who rose from obscurity to become the dictator of China for almost three decades. If you were asked – ‘Who was the greatest mass murderer of the 20th century?’ – what would be your […]

Is China trying to break up India?

An article published on a Chinese think tank’s website suggested that it would be in China’s interests to break up India into 20-30 smaller states, and this could be achieved with just a minimal push. The website called ‘International Institute for Strategic Studies’ said: “To split India, China can bring into its fold countries like […]