Tag Archives: Politics

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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China isn’t ready for democracy – Vote buying, low quality people, and other excuses


The idea that democracy doesn’t fit China’s national condition seems to be a weekly feature in the Global Times (like today’s article). The arguments provided in these pieces not only show a disgusting contempt for the common Chinese person (we’ll … Continue reading

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Heard on Weibo 2/19-2/25 – A plea for opening up, national secrets, and gov’t oversight


This week we have an interesting assortment for you. Before shutting himself up, an economist makes one last plea; the word to use to accuse someone who advocates change; China has a lot of “national secrets” and I bet this … Continue reading

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