A translation of Michel Houellebecq's Je ne crois pas aux déclarations du genre « rien ne sera plus jamais comme avant » (May 2020), in honor of the fo…
As readers of this column will know, I am dedicated to ensuring that people engaging in repression or the promotion of self-censorship are unable to hi…
[I was going through old articles and realized that this classic piece about Liu Xiaoming was published just a little over a year ago. Sadly, with the …
or, Zhang Xiang wants to build that pillar of shame bigger, better, and higher than ever
Reflections on the endless debate about Xi Jinping smashing foreigners’ skulls
News broke earlier this week that the United States is considering approving the Taiwanese government’s request to change the name of its thinly veiled…
A recent article by Zheng Yongnian of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen campus) was regrettably brought to my attention, and I am in turn b…
The image above, from Xi Jinping’s visit to CGTN in 2016, states the reality of PRC state media all too clearly: “the CCP is CGTN’s daddy.” Five years …
In devastating news for Xi Jinping, whose wealth is estimated to be at least 1.5 billion, Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party Xi Jinping this week …
I remember back in late 2019 and early 2020, when I first learned that a lethal virus was spreading in Wuhan, I felt that it was an extremely curious l…
I am genuinely annoyed at the extent of self-serving self-censorship in China research. For more than a decade, people told me about all of the ways th…
(Nationalism in China at the moment is a bit cray, part 2)