Endgame Hong Kong

The Best China   In this latest instalment in our series ‘The Best China’, we offer a commentary cum exhortation by the veteran journalist Lee Yee 李怡 (李秉堯) on the June-July 2019 Hong Kong Rebellion.… Read

How the Humanities and Social Sciences Are Holding China Back

Xu Zhangrun vs. Tsinghua University
Voices of Protest & Resistance (XXVII)   Gong Renren (龔刃韌, 1954-), the author of the following essay, is a professor (retired) in the Law School of Peking University (see here for details) and the head of the Institute for Human Rights 人權研究院.… Read

The Uselessness of Freedom

Xu Zhangrun vs. Tsinghua University
Voices of Protest & Resistance (XXVI)   The following speech was addressed to the graduating class of students in the College of Foreign Languages and Literature at Fudan University 復旦大學外國語言文學學院 in Shanghai on 17 June 2019.… Read

Mother China, a Fatherland for Two Millennia

Translatio Imperii Sinici   In the speech translated below Wang Ke’er 王珂兒, a first-year student in senior high school, confronts the topic of 祖國 zǔguó, the ‘mother-/ fatherland’. The text of Wang’s speech was circulated online in October 2014, although assiduous official Net-Nazis scrubbed it from the Internet as quickly as it spread.… Read