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 :)