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Dishing on Sino-American Relations

Written by Oiwan Lam On 27 December 2013 @ 4:30 am | No Comments

In Arts & Culture, China, Chinese, East Asia, English, Food, International Relations, Language, Politics, Quick Reads, U.S.A.

Chinese food culture [1] constitutes a significant part in the Chinese language. Below is a part of an online fictional story on a conversation between Obama and Xi Jinping on Sino American relation explained and translated [1] by Mary Ann O'Donnell:

With respect to the importance of Sino-American relations, we will eat deeply and throughly, because we haven’t any principle to eat. The way of the world is that big fish eat little fish, but Cold War thinking is no longer appetizing, and cooperating for mutual benefit is the only way to eat with gusto. Only if China and the United States join hands will the benefits be eaten together. There are those who eat at our table and secretly help others; they eat from the rice bowl of harming Sino-American relations.

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[1] Chinese food culture: http://shenzhennoted.com/2013/12/27/chinese-food-culture/

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