Here’s a thoughtful piece looking at the current status of the #MeToo Movement, four years on. I am quoted here. https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2021/10/15/women-in-china-are-waiting-for-meaningful-metoo-reforms
Xuanzi, the face of China’s #MeToo movement, lost her landmark case against a star presenter. I was so disappointed and angry. I totally believe in her story – she got so much to lose and so little to gain, but not the judge. Here’s my call to change the legal system that slants towards the… Continue reading China’s legal system is failing the victims of sexual harassment
The Palace of the Parliament and the residence of Nicolae Ceaușescu As someone who has grown up in a socialist country, I am naturally interested in communism and Communist leaders in other countries. While in Bucharest, I had a guided tour to the Palace of the Parliament, a Communism themed tour in town and I… Continue reading Romania
Lost in Translation, a memoir by internationally renowned writer and academic Eva Hoffman, was published in 1989, way before the best-selling movie of the same title. It has nothing to do with a fading American film star in Tokyo. Rather, it is a remarkable personal story of Hoffman, a Jewish Polish’s emigrant in America, where… Continue reading Hoffman
Here’s my latest piece, urging China to take a more conciliatory approach, avoiding the use of hard terms such as ‘cracking heads and spill blood’ 头破血流as president Xi warned hostile foreign https://www.scmp.com/comment/opinion/article/3139964/china-gentle-giant-would-win-more-hearts-wolf-warrior-diplomacy I hope this won’t land me in hot waters.
My take on China’s three-child policy. You see, gender equality matters – even to the fertility rate! https://www.scmp.com/comment/opinion/article/3136426/chinas-three-child-policy-how-get-women-board
Is the idea of simply not wanting to have any relationship with men extremism? Here’s my piece about China’s banning of feminist groups associated with the so-called 6B4T, a brand feminism that wishes to exclude men from their lives. https://www.scmp.com/comment/opinion/article/3133318/censoring-feminist-discussions-will-not-solve-chinas-population
London is a great city teeming with history. I am slowly getting to know it. Today I had a guided tour to the St. Katherine Docks and Tower Bridge. It lies on the North Bank of river Thames, immediately downstream from the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. Opened in 1828, it served as one… Continue reading St. Katherine Docks