Faceless Employees in China, Literally

We’ve all heard that employees are faceless entities of a giant corporate bureaucracy who are nothing more than easily cogwheels. Well this truth has been taken to a whole new level by a company in China. It’s rather ironic that the once greatest bastion of socialism is now becoming the most advanced expression of social…

Poetry of a Foxconn Suicide Victim

Xu Lizhi threw himself from a Foxconn workers’ dormitory building in Shenzhen on 30 September. He was 24 years old, a migrant worker and a poet: neither line of work looks promising in China at the moment. Here is some of that poetry he wrote before he committed suicide: We ran along the railway, arriving…

Re: China won’t suffer a Western type financial crisis

John Ross, Senior Fellow at Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China, wrote an interesting piece giving his reasons why “China won’t suffer a Western type financial crisis”. After having looked it over I don’t understand what argument he is making in the post. If I understand the author correctly, he’s saying that…

Mao Tse-tung Did Not Ban Sex

A terrible article was sent to me by a subscriber where the authour is very weak on the history of China. The post is about the sexual revolution in China that is taking place right now. It is a huge challenge to many of the old conservative ideas that were revived with the restoration of…

Maoism Rising Among Chinese Students

A very powerful trend is developing among China’s students that have the school administrations worried. Students are starting to read the works of Mao once again and have actually understood what they mean. They have not seen them as the ruling class does in China right now, a way to invoke the popular image of…