Now it seems artists, entertainers, and possibly writers and other cultural figures are being targeted in Xi Jinping's so-called anti-corruption campaign. A return to the bad old days in China?
The battle for the education of Hong Kong children is recommencing.
"But in the wake of the protests, China is now also contemplating far-reaching new education policies. In separate comments in recent days, both Chen Zuoer, a top adviser to Beijing on Hong Kong, and Rao Geping, a Chinese law professor who sits on the Hong Kong Basic Law Committee, have called for the introduction of “national education” to the region. Such a curriculum would be built around Beijing’s desires, with the aim of promoting loyalty to the mainland among future students in Hong Kong..."
"In China, Mr. Bao suggested, calls for patriotism tend to be one-sided, demanding a love for the state that is not often requited.
“The Cultural Revolution,” he said, “ was very patriotic.”"
Hong Kong's Chief Executive laying the groundwork for government suppression of freedom of the press and freedom to express opinions by Hong Kong citizens.
"If young Hong Kong people can’t freely talk about the future, what do we make of the government’s assurances that it encourages — and protects — free speech?
The Basic Law does not forbid lawful exchanges of ideas but the government is acting as though these are not allowed."
Once again, China shows its authoritarian hand.
"Chinese leaders aren’t expected to pay attention to anything but their own interests; indeed, their official news agency’s response to the Charlie Hebdo attacks was to make the case for more press limits."
In Memoriam Leslie Cheung 1956-2003 Our Leslie, beautiful like a flower. I love you today and always-- a part of my heart beats for you alone, tonight a ...Read more
|Hometown||St. Louis, MO|
|Favorite Books||3, 000 Years of Chinese Painting, poetry of Lee Yung-Li, the novels of Henry James, too many art history and flamenco books to mention|
|English Name||Marie Jost|
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