One Country, One System

Posted on by Frank Brinkley

A few years ago, I heard a Chinese anthropologist speaking about her work in Tibet. She recalled an incident where she tried to give her Tibetan interlocutors some Chinese apples, until they gently explained that they preferred local fruit, which could be more easily sliced up and distributed to their relatives, typically much more numerous

River Deep, Mountain High

Posted on by Frank Brinkley

Throughout this summer, tensions have been rising in the Himalayas. It is not only Hong Kong and Xinjiang that have encountered the increasing belligerence of the Chinese Communist Party. The Himalayas have also borne witness to China’s ever more aggressive expansionism. Earlier this year, Chinese forces brawled with Indian troops in the disputed Galwan Valley […]

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