Mad As Hell

I got up this morning to a fog rolling into the city. It's not from rain, or from temperature change or any other natural reason for a hazy day. It's because I live in Beijing, and the pollution levels are on the rise today. Jumping a few dozen points between 8:00 and 9:00am. The AQI … Continue reading Mad As Hell

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The Republic of Capitalism: A Chinese ‘Every Man’ talks Morals and Money

Now a growing player in the global market and a curious destination to many, China’s  capitalist whitewash has been holding our attention. But how has China’s economic growth affected the working class? Mr. Lee* shares his experiences growing up in China, its newfound wealth and the dichotomy of morals and money. *** It's a quarter … Continue reading The Republic of Capitalism: A Chinese ‘Every Man’ talks Morals and Money

Junk Patriotism

Today is our motherland’s birthday. Let us cheer and let us cherish. Please only leave behind your reverence, and take away with you your trash. - Anonymous Netizen, ChinaSmack China's 64th anniversary flag raising ceremony saw heavy rain drench 110,000 spectators in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square Tuesday. But the rain was not the only thing to dampen … Continue reading Junk Patriotism