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Musings from the road

February 20, 2020 – Tokyo

Frédéric Pierucci’s « The American Trap », on the US extra-territorial judicial system as a weapon of economic warfare (as illustrated by the Alstom-General Electric case), among the best sellers in the business section of Kinokuniya bookstore in Shinjuku, Tokyo.

Picture credits: Nicolas Michelon

February 20, 2020 – Tokyo

The Shinsengumi are back in Edo ! They traded light blue for sakura pink, and they turned anti-establishment and animal-rights activists. Not sure Isami Kondo would approve…

Picture credits: Nicolas Michelon

June 30, 2019 – Hong Kong

As Hong Kong is preparing to celebrate tomorrow the anniversary of its 1997 handover to China, and Central & Admiralty districts are hunkering down for yet another massive anti-Extradition Bill demonstration, a gentle & friendly reminder by China Construction Bank of who is boss…

With the (increasingly) customary waving of Hong Kong colonial flags by many demonstrators on July 1st marches, one can expect a nice flag showdown between pro- and anti- one-country-two-systems…

Picture credits: Nicolas Michelon

June 27, 2019 – Hong Kong

Frédéric Pierucci’s « Le Piège Américain », in its Chinese version, at Hong Kong’s Eslite bookstore… In good company, right next to John Kenneth Galbraith’s « The Great Crash of 1929 » and Ray Dalio’s « Principles for Navigating Big Debt Crises »… Ranked #3 bestseller in the Business category. Congratulations !

Picture credits: Nicolas Michelon

March 29, 2017 – Beijing

R.I.P. Ofo… This is where the once-ubiquitous yellow bikes are being put to rest. In some alley in Beijing, behind a makeshift repair depot.

More arty photos here

Picture credits: Kevin Frayer/Getty

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