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Never say no to panda

  I’m not sure if this series of ads are a signal of growing Chinese influence in the Middle East, the culture of violence and impunity in Mubarak’s Egypt, or the passions aroused by competition among dairy products in our globalized marketplace. But whatever their hidden meaning, they’re brilliant. (And many thanks to Issandr Amrani ...

 

I’m not sure if this series of ads are a signal of growing Chinese influence in the Middle East, the culture of violence and impunity in Mubarak’s Egypt, or the passions aroused by competition among dairy products in our globalized marketplace. But whatever their hidden meaning, they’re brilliant. (And many thanks to Issandr Amrani and Steve Clemons for pointing them out).

David Kenner is the Middle East editor at Foreign Policy. He is based in Beirut, Lebanon, and has been with FP since 2009 (a long time, he knows). He worked for FP previously in Cairo, where he covered the early days of the Arab Spring, and before that in Washington. He has attended Georgetown University and the American University of Beirut and has reported from Libya, Egypt, Gaza, Turkey, Lebanon, and Iraq. @davidkenner

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