March 10: Anniversary of the invasion of Tibet
Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Zhao Ziyang visiting and talking to protesting students gathered on Tiananmen Square before the June 4th Incident
Date: May 19, 1989
Location: Tiananmen Square, Beijing. China
More than for George W Bush, having a shoe thrown in his face is ominous for the Chinese Premier.
Popularised by the Iraqi journalist now seeking asylum for fear of persecution, shoe-throwing has become the preferred manner of displaying political opposition. Bush showed much agility, dodging the offending footwear better than he has his other critics. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao didn't quite get a chance to match that, since the sneaker missed him by more than an arm's length.
Indian-American Piyush “Bobby” Jindal is set for a meteoric rise in American politics.
Many Indians aspire to be President of India. But only one Indian, at least for the moment, can aspire to be the President of the United States.
WE TWO CHIEFS
The Times of London ran an interview praising everyone's favourite soldier today and brought to mind again why his strategy worked where others failed.
Fearing political unrest due to runaway inflation, China's Prime Minister Wen Jiabao has made scapegoats out of noodle makers.
"China has 1.3 billion people. When you multiply a small problem 1.3 billion times, it becomes a huge problem." Wen Jiabao, China's Prime Minister, made that statement two years ago. Today he has his hands full dealing with exactly such a problem.
HOCKEY MOM BEFORE HONOUR
THE IRAQI TIMELINE
Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki and U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker sign off on a pact to pull out all American troops from Iraq by 2011, and US military leaders are satisfied with the provisions.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Admiral Mike Mullen says United States needs to continue to operate in Iraq after the U.N. mandate expires on December 31.