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I'M BACK The Chinese government once said he was a "whore" and a "sinner for a thousand generations." But when former Hong Kong Guv and current E.U. Commissioner of External Affairs Chris Patten visited Beijing last week, both sides forgave, forgot and talked about bridging East and West.

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"We are watching two old men who have had a lifelong hatred of each other."
MADELINE ALBRIGHT,
ormer U.S. Secretary of State under Bill Clinton, on the continuing stand-off between Israel's Ariel Sharon and Palestinian leader Yasser...

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