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What I’m readingI'm currently reading Richard Burger's book Behind the Red Door: Sex in China. It is a very interesting look at a subject that is rarely discussed with expats (or anyone else).
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Last December as soon as I started tweeting and getting to know Twitter’s Chinese community, I was shaken by the news of two men—Chen Wei (陈卫) and Chen Xi (陈西) –being sentenced for nine and ten years in prison, respectively, … Continue reading
When former General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party Hu Yaobang (胡耀邦), sacked by Deng Xiaoping for his bolder calls for re-evaluating the past and reforming for the future, died on April 15, 1989, college students in Beijing began a wave … Continue reading
Three messages the Party hope you heard at the Two Meetings and the surprise they hope you’ll forget
Last week we looked at why the Two Meetings matter, today we’re looking at what this year’s recurring themes were. Equality Since opening up in the 80’s, gov’t resources have been increasingly targeted at creating advanced cities, abandoning the more … Continue reading