PEN America protests Hong Kong’s criminalization of book-selling.
From China File, some brief analysis of XI Jinping’s visit to Putin.
Jamestown Foundation’s Willy Lo-lop Lam asks (rhetorically) whether Xi Jinping Thought can lead the way to the end of politics in China and Marx’s envisioned communist utopia.
A Guardian story on a UK lawmakers’ visit to Taiwan deserves credit for three things. First, the succinct summary of the China-Taiwan situation…
China’s Communist party government claims Taiwan as a province, which it intends to annex, by force if necessary. Taiwan’s democratically elected government and the vast majority of its people reject the prospect of Chinese rule.
Second, referring to Beijing’s response to UK military sales to Taiwan (‘a serious violation of the one-China principle’), the accurate but all-too-rare summary…
The one-China principle is a domestic Chinese edict which encompasses its claim over Taiwan. Other governments maintain their own one-China policies, which dictate the varying levels of recognition given to China’s principle
And third, the paper ignores Beijing’s inevitable ‘anger’ over the parliamentarians’ trip.
Finally, Andrew Batson looks at the lack of separate ‘he’, ‘she’ and ‘it’ pronouns in spoken Chinese.