Couple months ago first words on the Chinese "Jasmine Revolution" appeared on an overseas Chinese political blog, Boxun, and has since led to much media hysteria in the West. Two individuals have come forth claiming credit for this call. Below is my translation of an article written by a Boxun forum user, 华龙(Hua Long), titled, "政治难民生意来了 谢万军、王军涛抢破头." In English, that'd be, … [Read more...] about Translation: Betting on U.S. immigration officials to jump on this illegal “Jasmine Revolution” political refugee business soon
After publishing my prior post, ""Catching Scent of Revolution, China Moves to Snip Jasmine" – Retarded Government or Retarded NYT?" I invited Andrew Jacobs to respond. He did and I want to share it with you. A friend had also written in to list Andrew Jacobs' recent articles at the paper, and I want to share that first. … [Read more...] about New York Times journalist responds to rebuttal of their ‘jasmine ban’ story
Is it conceivable that the Chinese government ban the jasmine flower in China? That is exactly what a group of journalists at the New York Times argue in their recent article, "Catching Scent of Revolution, China Moves to Snip Jasmine." I asked Andrew Jacobs, one of the authors if he believed what he wrote? In response, he said: Yes, I do believe what I wrote because … [Read more...] about “Catching Scent of Revolution, China Moves to Snip Jasmine” – Retarded Government or Retarded NYT?
As I was strolling through Wangfujing today, I couldn't help but recall reading the tense "crack downs" narrated in the Western media over a possible Jasmine Revolution in China. Honestly, I was hoping to snap a few shots of some BBC journalist lurking around, but they were nowhere to be seen. I suppose they have finally understood that China does not like them messing … [Read more...] about All happy on the Wangfujing front
The three topics in the title are really disjoint. I have been wanting to blog about them over the last few days but decided to give a quick take on each in this post. Seeing the mindless buying of salt in China, I am reminded in a land of 1.3 billion people, there must be at least some millions of lemmings. That being the case, I do believe at any moment in time, there … [Read more...] about Fukushima, dropped phone calls, and a three-minute summary of U.S. foreign policy