Voiceless, but Not Silent

Hong Kong Apostasy   In this chapter of The Best China we introduce a sign-language version of ‘Bring Back the Glory to Hong Kong 願榮光歸香港’, the city’s popular protest song cum anthem, and translate an interview with its creator Jason Wong Yiu-pong (黃耀邦, 1993-), a deaf choreographer and sign-language interpreter.… Read

Writing Home on China’s Seventieth Birthday

The Best China   Yangyang Cheng is a postdoctoral research associate at Cornell University, and a member of the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. Born and raised in China, Cheng gained a Bachelor’s in Science from the University of Science and Technology of China’s School for the Gifted Young and, in 2015, she completed a doctorate in Physics at the University of Chicago.… Read

Abiding Until Daybreak

Xu Zhangrun vs. Tsinghua University
Voices of Protest & Resistance (XXX)   In both the May Fourth Era (1917-1927) and during the post-Mao decade (1978-1989), Chinese intellectuals hailed the country’s intellectual and cultural rebirths as an ‘Enlightenment’.… Read

The Hundredth Day Declaration

Hong Kong Apostasy   On 20 September 2019, a ‘Hundred Day Declaration’ 百日宣言 titled ‘Liberate Hong Kong — The Hundredth Day Declaration: Our Resolute Fight for Universal Suffrage and Battle against State Violence’「光復香港」百日宣言’ was released on LIHKG.… Read