Strolling along Shanghai’s waterfront late on a misty summer evening, it is easy to be intoxicated by China. The newly rebuilt promenade—the Bund—on the bank of the Huangpu River is crowded with well-dressed young Chinese out for a walk.
The face of Anne Shirley, the beloved 11-year-old heroine of the 1908 children’s classic Anne of Green Gables, appears on everything from licence plates to coffee mugs in her home province of Prince Edward Island. The image is so sweet and wholesome that some Islanders were bound to experience a sugar overdose.By BARBARA WICKENS6 min
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