Category Archives: Life in China

A Mother’s Tale, on the 5th Anniversary of Wenchuan Earthquake


On May 12, 2008, an 8.0 magnitude earthquake stuck Wenchuan area in Sichuan province. 80,000 died, including more than 5,000 students age from four to eighteen. The quake exposed what has since been known as tofu-dreg construction projects. In Beichuan … Continue reading

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Chinese Dream: To Become the Father of an American, by Jia Jia


Jia Jia(贾葭) is an editor and commentator with the iSunAffairs Weekly in Hong Kong.Link to the original is here. A while ago, my neighbor’s Japanese car had its tires slashed, and a note was posted on its windshield that read: … Continue reading

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To Remember Is to Resist – by Teng Biao


Simply put, Teng Biao (滕彪) is one of the best known human rights lawyers and legal scholars in China. This is his preface to a memoir entitled “A Worthwhile Trip—A Documentation of Beijing Reeducation-through-Labor Dispatch Center”, in which he looks … Continue reading

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