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Person of Color Column: I am from Hong Kong, not China - The Berkeley Beacon
China appoints a chief executive every five years after a conditional election among the election committee. Hong Kong’s legal system is embedded within a supreme law called the Basic Law, while citizens elect their legislators in the Legislative Council every four years.

The outbreak of the Umbrella Revolution, a 79-day occupying movement in 2014 when people asked for universal suffrage in electing the chief executive, put a spotlight on people’s ethnic identification.
manifesto  controversy  hongkong  young  identity  china  chinese 
8 weeks ago by aries1988
Kazuo Ishiguro - Nobel Lecture: My Twentieth Century Evening – and Other Small Breakthroughs
As the only foreign boy in the neighbourhood, a kind of local fame followed me around. Other children knew who I was before I met them. Adults who were total strangers to me sometimes addressed me by name in the street or in the local store.

When I look back to this period, and remember it was less than twenty years from the end of a world war in which the Japanese had been their bitter enemies, I'm amazed by the openness and instinctive generosity with which our family was accepted by this ordinary English community. The affection, respect and curiosity I retain to this day for that generation of Britons who came through the Second World War, and built a remarkable new welfare state in its aftermath, derive significantly from my personal experiences from those years.
japan  immigration  gaijin  story  childhood  children  uk  literature  writer  memory  politics  today  world  human  future  manifesto 
february 2018 by aries1988
中国现在能不能做到类似大东亚共荣圈的「大中华共荣」? - 知乎
我们要与对人民的权利戕害的一切势力作战。我们要不断地重复,在我们的国家,过去有哪些人,他们狂妄的行动,曾经造成过哪些本来没有必要造成的苦难。我们要不断地重复,为上述行为的一切辩护,甚至是拒绝采取立场的冷漠,都是这些罪恶继续的土壤。如果我们不能做些什么作出清算,我们也要对它们的不正当性一遍又一遍地声明,才能消灭它们继续产生的一切基础。
china  asia  thinking  essay  future  history  manifesto 
february 2018 by aries1988
你真想在大英博物馆谈笑风扔,这 1100 页书还能挡得住你?

站在泰晤士河边远眺当年并没给炸上天的国会大厦时,要记得这个西半球北部的蕞尔岛国曾经并且依然多么深刻地影响着我们中国人的生活方式与一部分中国人的阅读方式与一小部分中国人的思考方式。
uk  british  manifesto  intelligentsia  chinese  loveletter 
november 2017 by aries1988

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