If the past is a foreign country

If the past is a foreign country, then the future for China‚Äôs Communist Party is the city of Shenzhen. Hailed by President Xi during a visit this week as a model for the rest of the nation to aspire to, what was a sleepy fishing village only two generations ago is now a high-tech metropolis whose rise over its troublesome neighbour Hong Kong has been blessed at the highest level. It revealed Belgium had the worst mortality rate (86.8), followed by Spain (65), the UK (62.6) and the US (60.3). For comparison, South Korea’s stood at just 0.7 – 85 … Continue reading If the past is a foreign country