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REMEMBERING THE BEIJING SPRING

Today marks 30 years since the death of Hu Yaobang, general secretary of the Communist Party of China between 1982 and 1987. Reputed to have been of rather liberal leaning as regards human rights and democratisation, he was ousted by … Continue reading

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UPTURNED BOTTLE, DEAD DEER AND MAY 35th

I was caught off guard when I first saw the Chinese characters for month and day indicating May 35th (五月三十五日) and could make neither head nor tail of the image above those characters: an upturned bottle and (apparently) dead deer. … Continue reading

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