torsdag 17. desember 2015

The Hard Reality Behind China’s Soft Power

On Monday morning in front of a Beijing courthouse, the Chinese government’s ugly underbelly exposed itself to the world. Security agents — some in uniform, others in plainclothes but incongruously identifiable by yellow smiley faces affixed to their clothes — shoved and harassed diplomats and reporters who had gathered to monitor the trial of one of China’s most prominent lawyers, who has been locked up for almost 19 months. Read more