I have long maintained that boycotts rarely work well as a tool of political protest. Even when mobilized as a collective national action like a trade embargo, history has not shown much effectiveness in causing political change, other than merely increasing bitterness (like the Embargo against Cuba). Against a much larger target, with even broader scope, such as "boycott … [Read more...] about New Internet Economy Puts Dent In “Boycott China”
Mainlanders often feel exasperated by constant Western criticism, as if no matter what China does and no matter how much China accomplishes, it's never good enough in the eyes of Western nations. The poem "Chinese Grievances" (aka "What do you want from us?") expresses this feeling well. I think what's shared below will help us better understand this problem. … [Read more...] about (Letter) Where does China fit in the West's understanding of the world?