Category: The China Bash

Discussions about China’s relation to the world. How China sees itself, and the world, and how the world sees China.

Taiwan, 2016 Looking Forward

http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/order-from-chaos/posts/2016/01/16-taiwan-election-results-bush With yesterday’s election of 蔡英文 (Tsai, Ing-Wen) as the next President to be sworn in March, of the 中華民國 (Republic of China). The ChiComms are not happy. FOR THOSE NOT IN THE KNOW, A LITTLE HISTORY (skip if you…

Responding to Aris Teon’s “Why Hong Kong Should Accept Bejing’s Universal Suffrage”

Today, Hong Kong voted down the BeiJing-backed “vote” deal they tried to shove to Hong Kong people, saying that all candidates must be approved by BeiJing. https://thenanfang.com/why-hong-kong-should-accept-beijings-universal-suffrage The entire argument for Hong Kong to accept Beijing’s fake democracy package can…

BeiJing: More Smog, Less Smokes

Beijing has banned smoking in public areas. http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/01/us-china-smoking-idUSKBN0OH26M20150601 https://thenanfang.com/shanghai-considers-smoking-ban-beijing-implements Will prohibition of cigarettes in BeiJing lead to smuggling of cigarettes, and create a new black market? That’s what Libertarians would love you to believe, but it won’t ever get to…

Chiang, Kai-Sheks REAL legacy to the KMT

Many Cantonese outside the control of communist-held 廣東 (Guangdong) & 廣西(GuangXi) (i.e., 香港 (Hong Kong), 澳門 (Macau), and especially those living overseas, including those in 星加坡 [Singapore], Malaysia, and elsewhere) still follow Taiwanese politics very closely. Why? Because Taiwan is…