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Criticism of Catherine Ashton not going to Haiti shows why a Commission not directly answerable to the electorate has its advantages. Most national politicians fly to disaster areas for domestic political reasons. The last thing Haiti wants is herds of VIPs using valuable airport space and requiring attention, but with nothing to offer solely because… » read more

Posted by Stanley Crossick

Haiti is one of just 23 countries that recognize Taiwan. China has in the past used aid to encourage countries to ‘de-recognize’ Taiwan. And yet China was one of the first countries to announce aid to Haiti, which is also receiving aid from Taipei. A cargo plane left Beijing on 16 January with $2 million… » read more

Posted by Stanley Crossick