Joseph Conrad was not noted for his sense of humour. But, if he were writing Heart of Darkness at the beginning of the 21st century, instead of at the end of the 19th, Mr. Kurtz’ last words might be these. Certainly, China’s bid for Nexen Energy is fraught with irony. Jeffrey Simpson writes:
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