Tag Archives: politics

This is China Daily’s special coverage of the Diaoyu / Senkaku Islands dispute

You would think they could at least maintain the charade of pretending to be balanced and having some shred of journalistic distance, but no – straight out cultural-revolution-style incitement seems to be the plan today. Yes, everyone knows it’s a … Continue reading

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Treason

Last month, during our trip to the UK , I visited Chinatown in London and took the opportunity to loudly proclaim a series of uncomfortable truths about China . Now I’m back in Beijing I feel like doing the same … Continue reading

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City Weekend and the 21st Century Colonialist (Updated)

In June last year, while flicking through Google reader, I came across this post on incidence of tuberculosis in Beijing. Something about it seemed a little off, see if you can spot it: Luckily for the average expat, exposure to … Continue reading

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All Change

I’ve been watching the British election results roll in from my office, and on the whole it’s been a pretty depressing day. The only chinks of gold in the heap of shit are the greens finally winning in Brighton, even … Continue reading

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The NHS

This morning I had to go without breakfast as I was having a blood test as part of the usual Doctors’ registration medical process. It’s a half hour walk there, but since the previous nurse told me to get more … Continue reading

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Bernard Manning

Yesterday the old, racist British comedian Bernard Manning died, leaving a media unsure what to say about him. Though he’d been off TV for nearly thirty years he still made a fortune touring working men’s clubs where his behind-the-times humour … Continue reading

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Communist joke

Q – Why did the chicken cross the road? A – Attempting to ascribe motives to chickens is a bourgeois act of intellectual elitism.

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