Blog Closed

For at least two weeks, anyway. I go to America in 48 hours and won’t be back to China until July 16. I am really interested in seeing what it’s like not to have this blog chained to my ankle. Who knows? Maybe I’ll find that not running a blog is my winning formula for peace of mind, harmony and better health. (I’ve been doing poorly in all three areas lately, and the blog is definitely a factor.) Meanwhile, should any guest blogger want to contribute, feel free. But I’m out of here. Thanks for visiting.


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.

The Discussion: 102 Comments

It’s not bullshit because the government isn’t lying about its primary purpose; the government doesn’t claim to “preserve the right to life, liberty, and happiness” by passing the PATRIOT act and extraordinary rendition.

The CCP is one of the few governments I have seen that does exactly what it says it will do: preserve stability, maintain an attractive climate for investment, and promote economic growth.

Therefore, it does not bullshit.

July 7, 2007 @ 11:54 am | Comment


Well, youre wrong on one hand at least cause yes, the CCP does say it will ensure stability but they do not deliver it. Maybe youve been reading China daily?

Anyway the BS thats hogging up China right now is way more serious than you know. Theres some “stbility for those who sell their souls. The “new middle class” who follow the party line and act as poster people for the successes of the party…

But talk to those who are suffering mercilessly behind the curtain. Those rural people who arte robbed, those persecuted people who are the vitims of the CCP psycho paranoia.

Those who enjoy the CCPs brand of “stability” are “drunk on the blood of the saints” they are willing to be blind and it will all catch up to them as it has the ones who know the truth.

July 8, 2007 @ 5:46 am | Comment

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