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Xi’s Reform Gambit

By Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng
Project Syndicate

When Deng Xiaoping initiated China’s market-oriented reforms 35 years ago, he – and the Chinese Communist Party – was taking the biggest political risk since the founding of the People’s Republic in 1949. 255 more words

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UFO in Her Eyes - Quick Review

Xiaolu Guo 郭小櫓 

Vintage (2009), 200 pages

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Guo’s satire takes the form of intelligence files prepared during the interview of rural peasants following a UFO sighting in the village of Silver Hill in 2012.  638 more words

Book Reviews

Coming Home - Official Trailer

Lu and Feng are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. 15 more words


The Good Women of China, by Xinran

December 4th 2014

In all honesty, I would like to label this book as the best book I have read in 2014 (so far). The Good Women of China, … 597 more words

Reason: Video: Nick Gillespie Interviewing P.J. O'Rourke on Millennials and Baby Boomers: Talking About Generations

This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger

I feel kind of strange talking about the Baby Boom Generation since I’m a Gen-Xer born in the mid-1970s the tail end of even my generation and come from parents who aren’t Baby Boomers born in the 1930s. 270 more words

P.J. O'Rourke