【明報專訊】I couldn't help but amused to the point of laughter when I, about to dissect my delicate scallop tartare for lunch in my daily restaurant, spotted the front page article titled "China Can No Longer Be Embarrassed" on the New York Times the other day. What daredevil is bold but cool enough to expose the obvious? The article is gently signed off with the name Yi-Zheng Lian which, after my conversion from robotic Pinyin to lively Chinese, well, signifies the veteran commentator who is reputed for once being the chief editor of the Hong Kong Economic Journal and would go on to be more renowned for being sacked by C.H.Tung from the Central Policy Unit after he dared to show his face (unmasked!) in one of the too many demonstrations against the Tung administration. He remains defiant with his dry sense of humour as revealed in the aforesaid title.