Even if the Communist Party’s legitimacy does weaken enough for the party to fall, it might not be in any of our lifetimes.
Archive for August, 2012
Posted by sprague on August 29, 2012
Love the fermented rice drink at Middle 8. (Taken with Instagram at 中八楼)
Posted by sprague on August 28, 2012
Chinese government at all levels has been spending money like a drunken sailor on leave. What should scare people however, is just how poorly this money has been spent.
Posted by sprague on August 27, 2012
A survey of more than 6,000 new graduates conducted last year by Tsinghua University in Beijing said that entry-level salaries of 69% of college graduates are lower than those of the migrant workers who come from the countryside to man Chinese factories, a figure that government statistics currently put at about 2,200 yuan ($345) a month. Graduates from lower-level universities make an average of only 1,903 yuan a month, it said.
Posted by sprague on August 24, 2012
So here’s my question for all of you China skeptics that insist they are building way too much housing, infrastructure, heavy industry, etc. What precisely do you want them to build more of? And what are the 100s of millions of Chinese living in tiny ramshackle homes to do? Sit tight for a few more decades while resources pour into nice urban services for the pampered elite?
Posted by sprague on August 17, 2012
Slow day at the dry cleaners. (Taken with Instagram at Beijing)
Posted by sprague on August 12, 2012
Roasting fresh Sumatra coffee on a @probatone machine in #beijing. Smells wonderful! (Taken with Instagram at Ocean Grounds)
Posted by sprague on August 11, 2012
Bizarre spaceship-like lily pads on the lake at Old Summer Palace. (Taken with Instagram at Yuanmingyuan Park)
Posted by sprague on August 10, 2012
I often see foreigners have this lower-than-average-IQ look and shrug their shoulders when they talk about the Chinese culture.
Posted by sprague on August 9, 2012
Can you OD on chrysanthemum tea? They bring it to my desk every morning now and I go through a pot or two a day. #notAddicted #canQuitAnytimeIWant (Taken with Instagram at Beijing)