Geremie R. Barmé

What Have the Romans Ever Done for China?

Too late for Bo Xilai, Geremie Barmé suggests that Cicero’s advice for securing election to the Roman Senate might also be of use to China’s political elite as they gather this week for the 18th Party Congress. From...

The Five Vermin Threatening China

The China Story has posted a translation of ‘Where Are the Real Threats to China?’ by Yuan Peng, which was originally published in the overseas edition of People’s Daily in July. In his introduction, Geremie R....

Geremie R. Barmé: A View on Ai Weiwei’s Exit

For China Beat, Geremie Barmé reflects on Ai Weiwei’s role as an artist and critic, and ponders the reaction from the Chinese government and from Ai’s contemporaries in the art world. He writes: “Ai Weiwei’s...

Geremie R. Barmé: China’s Promise

From the China Beat blog: On Christmas Day 2009, as a momentous year of anniversaries drew to an end, the Beijing authorities announced that Liu Xiaobo had been sentenced to eleven years in jail for ‘inciting subversion’....

Q&A: Geremie R. Barmé

On his blog, Evan Osnos interviews Geremie R. Barmé about the imagery and significance of Chinese military parades, like tomorrow’s massive spectacle to welcome National Day. From Barmé’s reply: What was once fairly...

The Torchbearer

This is an interview by Sang Ye, translated by Geremie R. Barmé: Given the events surrounding the Olympic Torch Relay in London on 6 April 2008, we thought readers would be interested in the following interview with one of the...


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