Flight attendants on international carriers are very particular about safety guidelines. Many upwardly mobile Chinese tend to believe that rules are for other people. Hilarity often ensues.
Last week I joined Kaiser and Jeremy for the second “Call-in” show in which the Sinica regulars take questions from the listeners.
In response to a comment left on an earlier post, I've posted a new essay at The China Beat on western media bias and the ongoing situation in Τibet. (Mainland link)
It's true that following the outbreak of unrest on March 14, many in the foreign media dropped the ball, in some cases due to lazy or mistaken reporting, in others as the result of preconceived notions of the situation and a misunderstanding of the complexities in the Sino-Tibetan relationship. Meanwhile, coverage in the Chinese state media was little better in its histrionic attempts to portray the Dalai Lama as a demonic mastermind bent on splitting
and “re-imposing a slave society” on Tibetans. Chinese netizen response was sparked by justifiable outrage at faulty and biased foreign coverage of the event, but was also the product of an environment where the Party line is the only possible interpretation of … Continue Reading ›› China