|Artwork by Tarek Chemaly based on a Chinese cultural Revolution porcelain statue|
A Lebanese saying goes "min ma akhad emme sar 3amme" - whomever marries my mother becomes my stepfather. And well, seems the Chinese will become Mao stepfather. It is really a deus ex Machina situation saving the situation in extremis. But hey, the Chinese are certainly not doing it for the meager money that will come out of our electricity taxes or our now defunct trains.
As I said, never a dull moment in Lebanon. Am sure the IMF is baffled.黎巴嫩中国制造 - that's "Lebanon made in China" for you.