In fact, he wrote, China's human rights record remained far below basic international standards.
But they still remained far below the levels of June 1990.
And the war's end, for now, remains far out of sight.
Both numbers remain far above the national average of 4.8 percent in May.
But that figure remains far below the peak of 3,211 set in 1978.
The regional figures remained far below the overall national rate of 5.5 percent.
The index remains far below its March 10 record of 5,048.62.
Television, if it exists at all, remains far in the background.
English remains by far the most widely spoken foreign language throughout Europe.
Even after the financial crisis of 2007-2010, stocks remain far above their 1979 levels.