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So what’s the real China?

The question of “the real China” is sometimes puzzling. There is the People’s Republic of China (PRC) but also the Republic of China (ROC), mostly referred to as “Taiwan”. So what’s the real China?

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Hong Kong’s new leader

Finally Hong Kong has a new leader. Last weekend, C.Y. Leung was “elected” to become Hong Kong’s next Chief Executive. Calling it an “election” would be a lie though.  Read More…

I’m innocent – it was my wife! A story of Hong Kong’s pathetic politicians…

This is a story about Hong Kong’s Housing Authority, the election for the city’s Chief Executive (mayor of Hong Kong) and a cheated wife who bites the bullet for her husband. It has all the features of a Chinese drama, except that in a Chinese drama everyone dies at the end. Here, the wife is just accused as being the culprit in an illegal housing construction…. Read More…

Hong Kongers are all dogs!

Yes, Hong Kong Chinese are all dogs. And they smell. Maybe. At least, that’s what a Chinese professor at the prestigious 北京大学 (Peking University)  said. So what is it all about? Well, there are two issues here. The first is Hong Kong’s identity in the world and within China. The second is a bowl of noodles on Hong Kong’s underground, the MTR. Read More…

The Eagle visits the Dragon – Angela in the Middle Kingdom

 

I came across this cartoon on Global Times, a Chinese Newspaper in English (www.globaltimes.cn). The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, together with the badly injured Euro kid is knocking at the gates of the Forbidden City in Beijing. The Forbidden City had been the center of Chinese politics for hundreds of years. Now, it is Zhongnanhai, just on the other side of the road.

This cartoon very nicely depicts the current situation. The rich, debt-ridden countries of Europe ask poor China for money. “Hold on”, you might think, “China’s poor and Europe’s rich? Isn’t it the other way round?”. Well, it really depends how you see it.

 

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