Month: March 2012

Oh, the drama!

http://www.chinadebate.com/2012/03/wen-jiabo-and-bo-xilai-part-of-the-backstory Interesting analysis about how Bo’s downfall, is part of the larger story of different factions within the country vying for power. However, what about the nitty-gritty details? http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/27/dead-british-businessmen-china-mi6-links Neil Heywood passed away, and supposedly, his death has to do…

Wukan Elections

http://chinageeks.org/2012/03/the-wukan-elections-on-social-media SWEET! So after the riots, I haven’t heard much about purges of random protesters, or the return of old officials (yet). So before that comes down the road, it’s not a bad idea to celebrate with an election! Bloomberg…

Kashgar Enforcement

http://www.farwestchina.com/2012/03/stabbings-and-shootings-in-kashgar-kill-20.html Look at these guys! Sitting on their lawn chairs with such military bearing! At some point, you really have to ask yourself: Is it worth tax-paying dollars (among those who actually report their taxes accordingly) to deploy a bunch…