Lucky find of the month: Jonathan Ansfield, a long-time writer and resident of Beijing, is Spot-on in his sharing of Chinese culture and politics. Remember to check Spot-on twice a month to read his articles on China.
“Beijing's fever for press briefings, post-SARS and pre-Olympics, diverts attention from the real mess in the provinces.”
“That’s right. Corner of Panjiayuan Lu and East Second Ring. He just flew by on his bicycle and stuck the petition into my door handle,” barked the cabbie, who I’ll call Chen, after the surname on the I.D. clipped above the passenger’s side glove compartment. “It said ‘something-something Nine Criticisms of the Communist Party" (more)