Blog closed for a week

Tomorrow I’ll be at a beach resort in Mazatlan, Mexico, and the last thing I want to do is bring Tibet and Xi Jinping and Chinese politics with me. No new posts for at least eight or nine days. You can use this as an open thread if you so choose. (I’ll ask my hall monitors to watch out for thread hijackers.) Thanks, and enjoy the week ahead.

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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: 12 Comments

Have fun Richard. I’ll actually be heading to Phoenix tomorrow. Strange, eh?

February 9, 2013 @ 8:00 am | Comment

I’ll catch you next time.

February 9, 2013 @ 8:20 am | Comment

@Richard,

Enjoy your break. Our New year vacation starts today. We’ve got a couple of family gatherings lined up and then we’re off hiking for a few days so I won’t be posting for a while either.

新年快樂!

February 9, 2013 @ 8:30 am | Comment

Nice location! Have fun

February 9, 2013 @ 6:18 pm | Comment

Given that you’ve been living in the US for quite some while now, perhaps you should change focus on this blog to be about American politics? I, for one, would love to read it, but I’m not sure about the others. That way you won’t have to worry about Xi Jinping following you to Mexico, at least. ;)

February 9, 2013 @ 11:31 pm | Comment

perhaps you should change focus on this blog to be about American politics?

Hooray! Another blog about U.S. politics.

February 10, 2013 @ 7:35 am | Comment

There are many blogs about Chinese politics as well… :/

February 11, 2013 @ 1:20 pm | Comment

@ Wukailong …

Haha, tu quo quo to the end.

There are not many blogs critical about Chinese politics. Not in mainland China anyway. If you lived in China, you’d know that. Most of the foreign ones you can’t even access. I couldn’t access this blog for many years. The Chinatown newspapers in Canada are more informative and critical than the newspapers in mainland China.

Ironic.

February 12, 2013 @ 6:12 am | Comment

@curl of the burl: Tu quoque? Not at all. I just think that Richard’s blog was more interesting writing about Chinese stuff when he was in China. Now that he is in the US, he could write about American politics or perhaps even better, combine the two given his experience

“There are not many blogs critical about Chinese politics. Not in mainland China anyway. If you lived in China, you’d know that.”

I’ve lived in China for 8 years and actually speak and read the language, so I know quite a bit about it. Do you know who Li Chengpeng is? And I hope a few expat blogs aren’t your only resort to get knowledge about China…

February 13, 2013 @ 12:10 pm | Comment

The Chinatown newspapers in Canada are more informative and critical than the newspapers in mainland China.

That’s a pretty BS claim to draw. Caixin, Caijing, or Qiushi or Southern Weekly all are better than those rags.

February 13, 2013 @ 12:34 pm | Comment

t_co: What do you think about Singtao? I read it every once in a while and it seems pretty decent, but then again I’ve only compared it with Dajiyuan, which contains both the possible and the impossible gossip, sometimes even contradicting what it wrote the previous day…

February 13, 2013 @ 1:25 pm | Comment

Singtao’s pretty decent, as is (surprisingly) the Apple Daily (when they button up and turn serious).

Dajiyuan AKA Epoch Times is even more ideological than Xinhua in that they don’t even let the most basic of journalistic standards get in the way of their beliefs.

Richard used to work for the NYT; he can probably answer your questions better than I can.

February 13, 2013 @ 2:23 pm | Comment

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