Earlier this year, I was on my way to Exeter via London, staying with friends who live in the area. We were hanging out around the dining table, with their 1-year-old son sitting at the narrow end.
He was doing what 1-year-olds often do, that is to day, whimpering and unhappily yapping at his parents, throwing his food around and making a bit of a mess. You couldn't even get mad - he's one. That's what they do - they lack the self-control to do better.
But then he turned his head to look at me, put on his most charming smile and giggled at me with sparkling eyes, like the sweetest boy who ever was.
He either didn't realize or didn't care that I had been sitting there the whole time and had seen exactly how he'd been acting toward his parents.
This story is relevant to Taiwan-China relations and the Lee Ming-che case in particular. Why?
Well, I've written it up here, in my first article for Ketagalan Media. Have a look!