• governance

    Why religion seems peaceful in China

    In Chinese history, it seems that religion did not result in conflicts, killings, and wars as seen in the rest of the world and the society seemed quite tolerant towards different kinds of religion. Well, I would argue that the situation was just a static result of a series of events, including atrocious killings. The primary reason for this peacefulness and tolerance is that the overwhelming majority of the Chinese population is irreligious. In other words, religions have been tamed in China. Even today, only one out of ten Chinese people is a religion believer. This means that however a religion in China might be intolerant or hates non-believers, as…

  • governance

    More than one way of how China will fail

    Economically. Socially. Politically. Culturally. China doomsayers never run out of the ways of predicting how China will fail miserably. For example, Gordon G. Chang (章家敦) had predicted that China would collapse in 2006, 2011, 2012, 2016, and 2017. But his predictions have never materialized. To him, however, China is still “on the brink of collapse” and just “one step away from revolution.” But, according to a Quora thread, Chang’s works belong in the “comic fantasy” or “science fiction” section of the shelf. In a sense, it is despite what others say about it or even do to it that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is just going its way. That’s…

  • dissidents

    May Liu Xiaobos rest in unease, forever

    In the West, Liu Xiaobo (1955-2017)  is known as a human rights activist. He is also a mourned Nobel Peace Prize winner. He is even said to be called China’s Nelson Mandela. But very fortunately and thankfully, he was not at all China’s Nelson Mandela. Just look at what a terrible mess Nelson Mandela left his country in, with his bad governance of a South Africa that could have become the first developed country in Africa.

  • media


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  • media

    Unprofessional, biased, unbalanced, and ideologically charged – Why I hate Western media and its coverage of China

    One of my online pet peeves is how some reports are written in Western media. They are designed in a way that makes it difficult for the reader to get the message quickly. The writer keeps beating around the bush, but fills up his or her articles with manipulative details, in desperate efforts to try to convince you. Like in any purportedly good narratives, the reports are packed with details intended to “show, instead of telling what a situation is like.” To be fair, this is a clever way of building up to the final conclusion. However, it could well have been announced at the beginning of the article or…