I’ve been enjoying a new Laowai’s dry wit and pithy prose, and smiled more than once as I read his latest post.
You know, people might very well ask me, Laowai 19790204, why you be hatin’ on China so much? What bad things has China done to you? Provides your countrymen with cheap goods, brings the quality of life in the US up to what it is, invented paper, gunpowder, fireworks, dumplings and is the home to 四川花椒，棒棒鸡，道教 and Laozi. Why you gotta be hatin’ on China?
Read it all to discover his answers. (And don’t worry, he isn’t deranged about China; he “hates on” the US and other places as well.) As I said in a comment in a recent post, it sure is a different set of expat bloggers in China than it was back in 2003.
Richard Burger is the author of Behind the Red Door: Sex in China, an exploration of China's sexual revolution and its clash with traditional Chinese values.