Daily Archives: September 9, 2010

Gideon Rachman

Private Eye, the British satirical magazine, has a nice euphemism – “tired and emotional”, which stands for drunk. Sha Zukang, the senior Chinese diplomat at the UN, seems to have become a little tired and emotional at a recent dinner for senior UN officials, including the secretary-general, according to this interesting account from Foreign Policy’s “Turtle Bay” blog.

In truth, the actual quotes seem rather less explosive than Foreign Policy’s promise of an ” intoxicated rant against the United Nations, the United States, and his boss.” Still, embarrassing enough. Read more