Tweets of the Week: Vices during COVID, China's Grindr, Pokemon, Cultural Revolution, Warring States, and Tankies
No translation this week as I was busy recording and publishing two newsy podcasts on China-India clashes and the implications of the H1B ban on America’s tech ecosystem.
To subscribe in your favorite podcast app to hear these two shows alongside other excellent recent episodes on protests in Hong Kong, Tiananmen and Lafayette Square, and Chinese corporate espionage:
Vices in the Time of Coronavirus | 疫情中的黄赌毒 I analyzed police reports (administrative penalties 行政处罚) of prostitution, gambling, and drug use in Zhejiang province during the pandemic. Nature is healing!
New Pokémon Grandpa sighting in . Pure cyberpunk 🛰️ Photos by Ryan Hello via FB. m.facebook.com/groups/6478913…
Talking about frenemies. CCTV, knowing that CNN has more credibility than itself, posts an entire CNN report about Beijing's anti-coronavirus measures to its Douyin account.
A scary paper for our scary times … Kato and Sparber (commons.colgate.edu/econ_facschol/…) study the reduction in the number of visas in 2004 on NEW student enrollment into US schools
"Several times each year, Geng had to play a cat-and-mouse game with local authorities who often shut down his website, though there was nothing illegal about homosexuality — ironically, Geng was then a deputy division director in the Qinhuangdao police force."
Geng founded Blued, the Chinese Grindr equivalent. Full article here.
Li Zhensheng, the Lucie-Award winning photojournalist who took over 100,000 photos during cultural revolution, reportedly passed away in New York. It’s impossible to revisit CR history without the massive archive he left behind while working as a reporter at Heilongjiang Daily
Thread with more fantastic photos and Tony’s reflections on meeting him in person.
If you're 25-30, and your main circle isn't frequently discussing: ~ Conquering Ba and Shu ~ Penal reform ~ Cultivating the wastelands And is instead discussing: ~ Righteousness and benevolence ~ Universal love ~ Rites and music Then it's time to elevate your circle
The Wealth Dad 💰📈 @thewealthdadIf you're 25-30, and your main circle isn't frequently discussing: ~ Stocks ~ Real Estate ~ Opening businesses ~ Committed relationships ~ Fitness And is instead discussing: ~ Getting high/drunk ~ 1 night stands ~ The "good ol'e days" Then it's time to elevate your circle
people be like "sorry if my English is bad it is not my first language" and then proceeds to write a whole master's thesis on an internet post
“But what happens when things do not get better each and every year? What happens when the Americans suffer a stinging, public setback? What happens when the rest of the world reaches out and touches Americans on terms other than America’s” From The Accidental Superpower.
It is equally bizarre that he was once a Knight fellow at Stanford, a “Freedom Forum Fellow” at and a World Press Institute fellow. Yet he tweets out content like this in public.
he wasn't given those posts because of personal merit, it was because of the belief that we had to 'reach out' to Chinese media - there were a lot of shitty conferences where people would nod along to ideas like 'our idea of press freedom is different.'
📢📢 folks! The first episode of is now LIVE! On race and racism in the Chinese context with . Apologies for the audio quality. I did my best. 其他几个人都还好，三土那边噪音特别多有点遗憾🥺 buzzsprout.com/1171871/424985…
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