Tag Archives: Politics

Why American tech companies betrayed me, not China

American technology companies are helping China censor the Internet. I am angry and disappointed — probably more than the Chinese people actually affected. Yet, in a world full where corporate amorality is often taken for granted, why does this bother … Continue reading

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The abstraction of diplomacy and the reality of rocks through windows

From my blog reading, some of the widespread conclusions about the ongoing stream of anti-Japanese protests in China are: The nominal grievances, Japan’s textbooks that gloss over culpability for wartime atrocities and generally insufficient post-war contrition, are, in reality, minor. … Continue reading

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In praise of Google in China

The BBC’s website is blocked but many international apartment buildings get BBC World. My colleague was watching the BBC in her Beijing apartment this morning when a report on Google’s agreement to censor key words and sites via its upcoming … Continue reading

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The standard issue chairman mao

I had never before lived in a country where there was a real cult of personality. China has fixed that. Oh, Americans give it their best shot. God bless them if they don’t want Reagan on everything these days: Ships, … Continue reading

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