In My End is My Beginning — Chairman Xi’s New Clothes

Xi Jinping’s Empire of Tedium Appendix XXVIII 週而復始   In early March 2020, we published an interview with the Beijing sociologist Guo Yuhua 郭於華 under the title The Political Manipulation of People is More Toxic Than Any Virus.… Read

When Zig Turns Into Zag the Joke is on Everyone

Xi Jinping’s Empire of Tedium Appendix XXVII 謔   *** On 8 December 2022, The New York Times reported that: A day after China’s ruling Communist Party announced a broad rollback of the “zero Covid” restrictions that had smothered the economy and transformed life in the country, the propaganda apparatus on Thursday began the daunting task of promoting an audacious revision of history.… Read

‘The Earl of Zheng Overcame Duan in Yan’: China’s Past in Our Futures

Jottings in New Sinology On 22 December 1972, the government of New Zealand cut off its decades-long diplomatic relationship with the Republic of China, which had been based on the island of Taiwan since 1949, and recognised the People’s Republic of China with its capital in Beijing and ruled over by the Chinese Communist Party.… Read