onsdag 14. oktober 2015

A Land China Loves and Hates

On Sept. 3, President Xi Jinping orchestrated an extravagant military parade in Beijing. An acquaintance from my schooldays was so excited by the spectacle — the disciplined troop formations, the advanced equipment — that he wrote in a post on WeChat that he could hardly sleep that night. He added that his friends should “guard against America” because “American imperialism still wants to destroy us.” Read more