Beijing's part-time hobbies include building "silk" roads and arbitrarily detaining foreign nationals.
A T-shirt-clad young man came to my think tank in London five years ago to discuss North Korea. As an organizer of tours to the hermit kingdom from his base in Dandong, China, he was a “fixer” for basketball star Dennis Rodman’s visits to the country. He told me about an occasion at leader Kim Jong-un’s beach villa where he found himself talking with Kim alone...
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