“Explosions rock Beijing”

It’s that time of year again.

Let’s hope nothing goes wrong, like last year.

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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: 19 Comments

Explosions and fighting in Beijing? I don’t see anything funny about rioting and social instability. O’Kane is just another racist China-hater desperate to hear any bad news about the country that will own him and every other white person in another decade.

February 12, 2010 @ 11:53 pm | Comment

Oops, sorry. I meant to post that under my sock-puppet account, “HongXing.”

February 12, 2010 @ 11:54 pm | Comment

O’Kane is just another racist China-hater desperate to hear any bad news about the country that will own him and every other white person in another decade.

You’ve come to the right place.

February 13, 2010 @ 12:02 am | Comment

@Brendan
“…my sock-puppet account, “HongXing.”

So it was really you all of the time!

February 13, 2010 @ 12:45 am | Comment

Finally, the truth comes out!

February 13, 2010 @ 5:29 am | Comment

Crash course in Chinese culture:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/13/world/asia/13tiger.html

February 13, 2010 @ 11:23 am | Comment

Richard: “Let’s hope nothing goes wrong, like last year.”

“Wrong”!? What are you talking about, Richard? Last year was lovely. Absolutely lovely. Let’s hope that CCTV burns to the ground every year.

February 13, 2010 @ 12:01 pm | Comment

This has all the hallmarks of a highly coordinated campaign of violence that almost certainly is being masterminded by westerners who seek to disrupt China’s social stability. Reports are surfacing that simultaneous explosives detonations are occurring throughout the country, as the lunar calendar anniversary of a similarly and undoubtedly foreign-funded attempt to destabilize the country approaches. As a precautionary measure, suspension of the usual rights and freedoms enjoyed by the people may be required.

February 13, 2010 @ 2:18 pm | Comment

@poet
A tiger farm! That could be a great business idea.

February 13, 2010 @ 2:31 pm | Comment

@sk
There was maybe a brief moment with Dr Sun Yat Sen….

February 13, 2010 @ 2:47 pm | Comment

Ha!
How would Sun Yat Sen be deal today in thePRC?
And what he would have to say?

February 13, 2010 @ 3:01 pm | Comment

Correction. Deal with

February 13, 2010 @ 3:03 pm | Comment

Resident Poet
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=105×3973034
;-)

SK et al – meanwhile, in Lewes, Sussex, we burn the pope :-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeJOhhCdIng
Probably have to look at the other vids on offer to see his holiness getting warmed :-)

February 13, 2010 @ 3:38 pm | Comment

Gong Xi Fa Cai all :-) Be an interesting new year, methinks ;-)

February 13, 2010 @ 3:40 pm | Comment

@mike

Damn heretics! If our invincible armada had found better weather….

Blasted meteorologist!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Armada

February 13, 2010 @ 4:06 pm | Comment

The Armada was defeated by the Protestant Wind, sent by God to protect His Elect People: the English!

February 13, 2010 @ 7:31 pm | Comment

That is the reason why the weather is one of the main conversation topics among the English.

Or maybe there is another reason… :-P

February 14, 2010 @ 12:15 am | Comment

Well then I wish everyone a happy CNY and hope you played it all safe :D

February 20, 2010 @ 6:00 am | Comment

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