China shoots for the moon

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“My hope,” Sinologist Audrey Ronning Topping writes in WAG, “is that the two largest economies in the world – China and the United States – can work together to avoid space and trade wars and instead create a new world order.”

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The lure of the thunder dragon

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Audrey Ronning Topping was 10 years old when she heard the song “Faraway Places” and knew it was beckoning her. Now, eight-decades later, those “faraway places” are wonderful memories. Among the most wonderful memories and strangest-sounding-name was that of Bhutan, Kingdom of The Thunder Dragon, so she had to go.

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Mother love

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Humans may be the only sentient beings who actually celebrate Mother’s Day with presents, cakes and cards, but we can’t claim to be the only worthy mothers on planet Earth.

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