Vietnam – Best Blogs Series

Black hmong women sapa vietnam 1999

Black hmong women sapa vietnam 1999 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Zao woman in Sapa, Vietnam. Tiếng Việt: Phụ nữ...

Zao woman in Sapa, Vietnam. Tiếng Việt: Phụ nữ Dao ở xã Thanh Kim, Sa Pa. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Halong Bay Vietnam Français : Baie d'...

English: Halong Bay Vietnam Français : Baie d’Halong Vietnam (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Musicians from the Hanoi water puppet...

English: Musicians from the Hanoi water puppet show. Halong Bay, Vietnam For more pictures of Vietnam, click here. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Captured at Halong Bay, Hanoi, Vietnam.

English: Captured at Halong Bay, Hanoi, Vietnam. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Captured at Halong Bay, Hanoi, Vietnam.

English: Captured at Halong Bay, Hanoi, Vietnam. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Here are some of our best blogs on Vietnam, ranked by number of hits (highest first):

  1. Four Wonderful Days in Sapa Vietnam   
  2. Splendid Saigon – Vietnam
  3. Lovely Mui Ne Vietnamese Beach Resort
  4. Visiting Hoi An Vietnam during the monsoon
  5. Stunning Halong Bay Vietnam
  6. Magical Hanoi Vietnam
  7. Imperial Hue Vietnam
  8. Delightful Dalat Central Highlands Vietnam
  9. Good morning Vietnam and farewell China
  10. Rated one of the most scenic rail trips in the world  – Vietnam 

For access to Marilyn and Alf’s best photos of Vietnam, please open the following links. Simply click on the link and you will be directed to the photos displayed on Flickr. When you are finished, click on the “back” arrow on your browser and you can choose the next set of photos. Have fun!

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Xi recognizes Kissinger as ‘trailblazer’ – People’s Daily Online

English: US President Richard Nixon and Chines...

English: US President Richard Nixon and Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai toast, February 25, 1972 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Logo of the People's Daily 中文: 人民日报题字

English: Logo of the People’s Daily 中文: 人民日报题字 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


This is a very important editorial article from China's leading, semi-official newspaper, the People's Daily. It's a must-read. Check it out!

via Xi recognizes Kissinger as ‘trailblazer’ – People’s Daily Online.

I’m an admirer of Xi Jinping‘s political skills. He doesn’t leave strategic relationships to chance with other political leaders trying to score short-term political points or the bundling of bureaucrats.

Take for example his relationship with the UK, he has cemented his dealings with the Queen and the Prince of Wales.

Of course, the US is a republic with a politically appointed president – who also happens to be in his ‘lame-duck’ closing period in office. Also Xi is no doubt following closely Kelly and the US State Departments dealings with Iran.

Xi wants to pave the way for a historic visit to the US this year, so he’s using  Kissinger as his emissary. He praises Kissinger as ‘trailblazer’ and Kissinger returns to the US with Xi message. Kissinger, now a very elderly man, has been practicing ‘real politik‘ on the World stage for most of his long life. Most importantly he accompanied President Nixon to China for the historical visit that paved the way for China’s growth and geopolitical recovery. Also Henry Kissinger is a prominent member of the influential Bilderburg Group.

I wonder what Xi said to Kissinger?

Thoughts?