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Panda politics and the Tao Te Ching

June 19, 2012

FMT LETTER: From Anas Zubedy, via e-mail

I thought it is most appropriate to use the Tao Te Ching to explain the Panda Politics.  So here it is:

Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu – chapter 11

Thirty spokes share the wheel’s hub;

It is the center hole that makes it useful.

Shape clay into a vessel;

It is the space within that makes it useful.

Cut doors and windows for a room;

It is the holes which make it useful.

Therefore profit comes from what is there;

Usefulness from what is not there.

Note: For the less perceptive among readers, it is the space between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing that we paid RM20 million for :)


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