Horrifying honorifics

Thai and Japanese are just two languages that have countless ways of saying the same thing depending on who you are, who the other person is, their age, provence, job title or social standing. While those two are especially cumbersome, similar systems exist in Vietnamese, Korean, Malay/Indonesian, and to a lesser extent in Chinese. TheseContinue reading “Horrifying honorifics”

Why Europe loves China

Liberals, Americans in general, people informed about the dismal human rights situation in China, historians – many groups and thinkers keep being amazed at how generously Europe treats China. Merkel and her ilk are called “lefties”, French politicians accused for selling out to the “fellow communists” in Beijing, and Italian politicians of ruining centuries ofContinue reading “Why Europe loves China”

The Loneliness of the Virus

One of the biggest problems created by the pandemic and lockdowns is hardly ever discussed at this stage. We know about the economic impact: finding a job has become near impossible, going for a job interview even legally prohibited in some countries. The long-term medical effects of the disease are as yet unknown and evenContinue reading “The Loneliness of the Virus”

China continues to suck at PR

The new year started out as a victory for the PR, except it was a total disaster. Three separate incidents occurred to show how bad the communists in Beijing still are at public relations. Number one, a tweet surfaced by the Chinese embassy to the United States equating the genocide of the Uighurs and forcedContinue reading “China continues to suck at PR”

Hong Kong 2021

The year started on a shocking note. Distracted by Corona and US Senate elections, the world stood idly by as China continued her assault on democracy in Hong Kong. The current political crackdown is not only limited to the winners of the 2020 Pro-Democracy Primary Elections, nor to the Resistance Camp formed after the Primaries.Continue reading “Hong Kong 2021”