Tag Archives: North Korea

The crackdown and foreign garbage – a few ideas that still need to be addressed


For the last few weeks, the expat community in China has been abuzz with talk about Beijing’s crackdown on foreigners who are here illegally, and the growing anti-foreign sentiment that seems to be stoked by state media (Beijing Cream’s summary of … Continue reading

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Heard on Weibo 12/18-12/25 Wukan, Kim Jong Il’s death and 1989


Tanks didn’t roll into Wukan. Relief? Yes. Comfort? Hardly, given countless precedents that inject nothing but dread, and the fact that the government is still lying and mis-presenting nearly every aspect of the event, down to the location where the … Continue reading

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Kim Jong Il is dead – Candid Chinese reactions


I broke the news today of Kim Jong Il’s death to several co-workers, hoping for some kind of reaction from them, but all I got was a shrug and a “So what?” The conversation then quickly turned to what this … Continue reading

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