Two Porcupines On A First Date

Mating is a notoriously tricky business for porcupines, but even the first date is an awkward transaction.

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Thursday, 11/06/2008 12:00 am EST

Mating is a notoriously tricky business for porcupines, but even the first date is an awkward transaction. Likewise for prickly customers like China and Taiwan: when a high-level Chinese delegation arrived in Taiwan on Monday for landmark talks on closer relations, the Taiwanese police even prevented people on the roads into Taipei from waving Taiwan flags in order not to hurt the visitors' feelings.

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