Archive - March 20, 2021

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Manufacturing Diplomacy by Peter Hessler (China) in The New Yorker
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Lillian Carter (India) movie premieres Saturday

Manufacturing Diplomacy by Peter Hessler (China) in The New Yorker

    In the March 15, 2021 issue of The New Yorker Peter Hessler (China 1996-98) has a long, long fascinating article about the ‘real’ world of commerce between China and the U.S. entitled ”The Rise of Made-in-China Diplomacy.” While political leaders trade threats, the pandemic has made Americans even more reliant on China’s manufacturers. • Peter Hessler has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2000. He is the magazine’s correspondent in China, a role he also held from 2000 until 2007. From 2011 to 2016, he was based in Cairo, where he covered the events of the Egyptian Arab Spring. His subjects have included archeology in both China and Egypt, a factory worker in Shenzhen, a garbage collector in Cairo, a small-town druggist in rural Colorado, and Chinese lingerie dealers in Upper Egypt. Before joining The New Yorker, he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Fuling, a small Chinese . . .

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Lillian Carter (India) movie premieres Saturday

    Lillian Carter movie premieres Saturday By Diane Urbani de la Paz Sequim (WA) Gazette, Friday, March 19, 2021 The path to this point has been long — crisscrossing the country — but then so was the life of the woman who inspired it. The trailhead, you could say, appeared when actor Carol Swarbrick Dries of Sequim asked her husband, Jim: Who’s the one famous person you’d love to meet? That inspired Carol to learn more about the 39th president and, fatefully, about his mother, known to the world as Miss Lillian (India 1966-68). This Saturday, March 20, the movie in which Carol stars in the title role will premiere in Cinejoy, the online incarnation of the San Francisco Bay Area’s Cinequest film festival. “Miss Lillian: More than a President’s Mother” — a docudrama also featuring former President Jimmy Carter, former first lady Rosalynn Carter, friends of Lillian, including the . . .

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