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Yes, you've right there.  A new breed of world leaders seems to have entered the stage, with a different approach to human rights and peaceful co-existence.  

There is a Chinese saying: May you live in interesting times....and we are indeed.

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by Gjermund E Jansen (gjans1@hotmail.com) on Fri Dec 9th, 2005 at 09:50:37 AM EST
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Actually, isn't that a chinese curse?
by Johannes on Fri Dec 9th, 2005 at 09:58:48 AM EST
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To be honest I don't now the exact history of it, but what I know is that it is not a positive proverb.

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by Gjermund E Jansen (gjans1@hotmail.com) on Fri Dec 9th, 2005 at 10:08:01 AM EST
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As it happens "May you live in interesting times" is both a curse and blessing.

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by RogueTrooper on Fri Dec 9th, 2005 at 10:10:01 AM EST
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I googled the proverb and it seems to be a disagreement over its Chinese origin:

http://www.noblenet.org/reference/inter.htm

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2005_09/007110.php

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by Gjermund E Jansen (gjans1@hotmail.com) on Fri Dec 9th, 2005 at 10:21:47 AM EST
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