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Drinking Tea with the State Security Police – Components of a He Cha Session


…Continued from yesterday Components of a He Cha Session When the state security police descended on these law-biding citizens, often in plain clothes, asking to have a talk with him or her, they didn’t bother to show their ID and … Continue reading

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Drinking Tea with the State Security Police – Who is being questioned?


It’s been a while since “he cha” (drink tea, 喝茶) came to mean, in certain contexts, “summoned and interrogated by the state security police.” A cup of tea may or may not, be present, but either way, it is “having … Continue reading

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