Asian Spring

In the Chinese solar calendar, spring begins in early February.   Around February 19, the rains begin.   This year, they’re sorely needed in China’s wheat fields.   But first, a little further East …

Lunghu would like to be among the first of those on this side of the International Date Line to wish Comrade General Kim Jong-il a Happy Birthday.   Dear Leader, you have toiled long and hard to build your nation into what it is today  –perhaps it is time to rest from your labors and allow new hands to lift the vanguard banner.  … Just sayin’.

Source: KCNA

Perhaps that was the message conveyed by Comrade Meng Jianzhu during his current visit to Pyongyang.   Lunghu likes the symbolism evident in the panoramic mural which forms the backdrop to the group photo below.   Stormy seas crashing upon the immovable basalt shoreline, a tiny white bird (the gull of peace?) soaring above the waves just above the right shoulder of the guy at far left in the back row.   What does it all mean?   It means that Comrade Meng is briefing Dear Leader on the substance of General Secretary Hu’s recent visit to the USA, that’s what.   Comrade Kim, I have some good news and some bad news…

Source: KCNA

In the Chinese solar calendar, spring begins in early February.  Around February 19, the rains begin. 

This year, they’re sorely needed in China’s wheat fields.  But first, a little further East …

Lunghu would like to be among the first of those on this side of the International Date Line to wish

Comrade General Kim Jong-il a Happy Birthday.  Dear Leader, you have toiled long and hard to build your

nation into what it is today –perhaps it is time to rest from your labors and allow new hands to lift the

vanguard banner.  … Just sayin’.

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