I joined a ChinaFile conversation on China’s Economy. The whole back-and-forth can be viewed here. My contribution: When things hit their extreme, they can only move to the opposite direction—物极必反 (wù jí bì fǎn)– is an idiom that seems to sum up perfectly punditry about China. Where once Beijing seemingly could do no wrong and..
I’m part of a China File discussion about China’s increasing restrictions on the internet, called “Is China’s Internet Becoming an Intranet?” The full discussion is here. And my contribution is reproduced below: What matters today is not whether the Great Wall kept the barbarians out. In fact it did not; eventually they entered in..