Foreign Policy Blogging at OTB

by Dave Schuler on February 12, 2013

I’ve just published a foreign policy-related post at Outside the Beltway:

Chinese Miniblog Reactions to NK Nuke Test

WSJ’s Josh Chin reports some reactions from Chinese social media to the North Korean nuclear weapon test. I found it interesting reading. Note that some of them react much as I said they would: it reflects a loss of face to China. Don’t underestimate that. We call it “biting the hand that feeds you” but in the context of the China-North Korea relationship it’s even more serious than that. More like lèse-majesté.

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jan February 12, 2013 at 10:19 am

….a martial arts instructor, a handyman, a musician, a cook, and a translator. He’s owned his own company for the last thirty years and has a post-graduate degree in his field.

I didn’t realize you had such a diverse background, Dave! What other languages do you speak?

Dave Schuler February 12, 2013 at 10:36 am

In decreasing order of fluency English, Russian, French, German, and Chinese. Among ancient languages Latin, Greek, and a bit of biblical Hebrew. Since I know Russian I can read Polish, Ukrainian, Serbian, Croatian, and some other Slavic languages reasonably well. Czech and Slovak are harder. Since I know Latin I can read Italian. I can puzzle through Spanish and Portuguese. If you know English and German you should be able to puzzle your way through Dutch and, maybe, some Scandinavian languages.

Here’s my martial arts experience.

Here’s my experience as a musician.

jan February 12, 2013 at 10:52 am

….now I feel like a totally inadequate human being, along with being somewhat tongue-tied.

Very impressive, Dave. It is said that variety is the spice of life, and it appears that you’ve given your’s a super-sized dose!

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