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
Some coincident is so amazing that if I write about it in a novel, it would sound implausible. So I knew my older daughter May/Mei would get a chance to read for a British Library literary event. I didn’t expect that it would have anything to do with China. And it turned out that she… Continue reading Coincidence
Spring is here and I feel so alive! This Good Friday turned out to be a really good Friday when I had my first outing – a canoeing trip along the canals in Ash Vale. What a sweet delight to be on the crystal clear water! The sun was smiling gold; birds were circling under… Continue reading a canoeing trip
My commentary piece in today’s South China Morning Post. While the authorities are boasting that China saw more women lawmakers and legislators during this year’s ‘two sessions’, China’s female political participation actually lags behind many other countries. Here’s why. https://www.scmp.com/comment/opinion/article/3125775/chinas-political-gender-gap-remains-huge-so-much-women-holding-half
At last, I made it to From Our Own Correspondent! Radio’s 4’s high-profile current affair programme is my favorite. It offers a chance for BBC’s foreign correspondents around the world to reflect on a certain event or issue. Compared to other programmes, it is far more personal and literary. I’ve long had my eye on… Continue reading My radio essay for Radio 4