“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
— Mark Twain

As it would be Wellington Koo’s 129th Birthday this week….

Posted: February 9th, 2017 | No Comments »

Here’s a cartoon of him by the great Shanghai-based White Russian artist Sapajou from the front page of the North-China Daily News on the 13th November 1926…

For those not intimately concerned with Sino-Belgian affairs (tut, tut), China had attempted to revise the Sino-Belgian Treaty of 1885 to an agreement with greater fairness and reciprocity. Brussels wasn’t having any of it (and didn’t even have the courtesy to reply to Peking) so Wellington Koo tore up the treaty….

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