Another poll the government won’t like – schools report a doubling in the numbers of students and teachers leaving.
Some reading for the weekend…
9-Dash Line on the rewriting of history in Hong Kong…
The notion of ‘One Country, Two Systems’ has already been hollowed out politically and legally, and by further policing history within Hong Kong, the hope is to culturally integrate the city with the mainland.
Science.org on the departure of senior management and gradual Mainlandization of Hong Kong universities.
Reporters Without Borders mark the first year of Jimmy Lai’s detention.
Propublica on Beijing’s pressure and intimidation against Mainland students on US campuses…
“This is an overall extension of the police state,” said Anna Puglisi, a senior fellow at Georgetown University who served until last year as the U.S. intelligence community’s national counterintelligence officer for East Asia. “It is brazen. But when you talk about it, people act as if you’re nuts. There has been no cost to China for this.”
Atlantic adds to the commentary on Peng Shuai…
She’s not advocating for democracy, or calling for reform, or even directly standing up for women’s rights. Yet she is being treated as if she is. For a political party that presents itself as infallible, anything that suggests otherwise is perceived as dangerous. The corollary to this rule is that the party’s most senior leaders, especially those with the right connections and relationships, can act as they wish, without fear of public scrutiny or reproach.
Another thread (in fact, a review) on the leaked Xinjiang documents (background here).
The exodus just makes plugging the gaps with mainlanders that much easier, leading to a smoother and less contentious transition of what was written on “9-Dashline”. Uncage the locusts!!
Well the IOC said that they talked to Peng Shuai again yesterday. What, you’re still not convinced?
I think someone should record a video call with IOC President Thomas Bach, to determine whether he is free from Chinese control.
Well, now there will be more openings for “patriotic” teachers and “patriotic” students, right?