You’re from America? Awesome! America is the most powerful country in the world – yesterday you were in Afghanistan, today you’re in Iraq, who knows where you’ll be tomorrow?
Monthly Archives: July 2011
Last week, the New York Times ran two articles profiling Chinese skyscrapers. Building projects in China attract a lot of media attention, in part because they stand as newsy symbols of China’s modernization – with all the related pitfalls. And while … Continue reading
Sometimes I think it is easier to be a woman lawyer in China, because people expect so little of you that they lower their defenses and are very friendly
On Friday afternoon in Shanghai, I noticed an encounter that was striking to me mostly because of how blasé both parties involved were. At the entrance to metro stations in most of China’s major cities, there are x-ray machines where … Continue reading
Look out for yourself, or heaven and earth will combine to destroy you
Yesterday the Chinese Communist Party honored the 90th anniversary of its founding. To anyone in China, the date has been hard to miss. Banners have been draped over freeways and hung on lampposts for weeks, proclaiming “the communist party is … Continue reading