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MEDIAFAIL: Taiwanese are not "ethnic Chinese"

Housing for aboriginal people.One of the ways the foreign media serves Beijing is by recapitulating its propaganda frameworks -- in this case, that the Taiwanese are "Chinese" and there is no such thing as "Taiwanese". This claim is a standard claim of those who would annex Taiwan to China. Indeed, ...

[News]Tea with heart(2014-02-28 16:02:39)

'The different nuances in tastes actually record the changing weather, locations and even the tea makers' moods and manual methods.' This is the third year that Yu, an office worker in Beijing, has traveled from the capital to the countryside in northern ...

MEDIA: Watch how BBC Sexes up tensions in its pro-China reporting

Alas, my Canon body died last year and I haven't bought a new one. So no chance to shoot bugs in ages.First, the excellent news that Reporters without Borders has decided to open its Asia Bureau in Taipei rather than Hong Kong, testimony to the shifting fortunes of the two cities.“The choice of Ta...

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ Four Big Critiques

In June 2014, a senior inspector from the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (the Party’s top graft watchdog) warned that the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) (an influential government think tank) had been “infiltrated” by “foreign forces.” This ...