April 24, 2008

Logging opinion

Victor Mair at Language Log asked a former student, now working in China: "What’s the atmosphere like in China these days?" The answer he got may come as a surprise:-
I have not talked to a single person among my friends and colleagues in China who has any sympathy for Tibet, Xinjiang, or the protests. Their reactions are as offended and irrational as those of the Chinese government.
Also, Drew Kumpf at Foreign Policy reports on protests by overseas Chinese who regard the disruption of the Olympics and the media coverage of Tibet as affronts to the Chinese nation.