China’s Tibetan Theme Park

A theme park in Chengde presents Beijing’s version of its historical relationship with Tibet through an elaborate performance. In the New York Review of Books blog, Richard Bernstein reports on the park, its historical...

China finds it is time to reflect on its judicial killing fields – Mure Dickie

From the Financial Times (link): Like all conscientious Chinese sovereigns, Emperor Kangxi took his role as court of final appeal for the vast country’s judicial death sentences with the utmost seriousness. “[The ruler] knows that administrative errors in government bureaux can be rectified, but that a criminal who has been executed cannot be brought back […]

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