Saturday, January 15, 2011

China and Us

New Age | Newspaper: "China will give scholarship to 100 Bangladeshi students to study in China in 2011

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I remember how the Soviet Union used to offer scholarships to high-scoring students during the cold war. This, however, is not the Cold War Redux.

Bangladesh has a golden opportunity to move away from the India-America nexus and towards the China-Middle East one. An ambitious and patriotic army officer can save the nation like General Zia did, and, after a coup, snuggle up to China and the Middle East. These countries will have no objections to a coup, and a long military-led period of growth can begin.

It would be foolish of us not to take up this opportunity.

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