New texts published
They’re all good schools – Ka Hu
When a family moves to a new town, how should they select a new school for their children? This personal piece recounts a mother’s struggles to identify ‘the best school’, and place her daughter there.
Daydreaming by the window – Cheng Chaozi
A Shenzhen worker returns home to small town Jiangxi for the holidays. Looking out the window, stopping for a while, they reconnect with the simple every day routines of home, enjoying this moment of quiet observation.
Why do dictators like ‘democracy’ – Chu Meng
From Latin American to Asia and Africa, why do dictatorial figures seem to proclaim the values of democratic systems – when paradoxically, elections are often criticised as a waste of time and resources? An international look at the rhetorics of democracy.
New translations completed
On hearing only powerful voices – Zhang Ming
Reflecting on a recent pollution case in Inner Mongolia where local authorities denied the problem, Zhang Ming reflects on a long-term Chinese trend to rely excessively on the influence of one single high power – causing chaos in the middle and lower echelons of bureaucracy.
I’m a star – Shu Dong
A call from help from a young female star abused by her director – a personal anonymous testimony from Shu Dong.