Monthly Archives: August 2005

Dark table-tennis match of the soul

The Western stereotype of Chinese people, and Asians in general, is that they are inscrutable. This is balls. They are as scrutable as anyone else. Thick face, black heart; Art of War; it all feeds the mythology. As one of … Continue reading

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Why Chi Haotian’s sinister “take over America” plot will come to naught

I actually wrote this as a reply to a┬ácomment from Martyn, but in a show of self-contratulatory narcissism, I’ve elevated it to a post. Martyn pointed me at the┬áconspiratorial “Take Over America” speech allegedly made by Chinese Defence Minister, Chi … Continue reading

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Why I empathize with the WSJ’s American expats in Chongqing

An interesting discussion broke out today on The Peking Duck, in Richard’s post on a Wall Street Journal article on the travails of an American expatriate family living in Chongqing. There was a fair bout of criticism of the family … Continue reading

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