6/8 The embassy chief must cope when political sickness strikes in the People's Republic.
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5/8 East meets West in an epic chess game as politics, pride and chicken nuggets are at stake.
4/8 It may be Glorious Reindeer Day, but light bulbs and tolerance are in short supply.
3/8 Extradition agreements are on the agenda, and some accusations can't be brushed aside.
2/8 What goes up in the glasnost era must come down, but where is subject to negotiation.