• 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…

  • 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…