Another Reaction.Life article. Check it out.
I have recently started writing for the Reaction.life website. It features “commentary and analysis on politics, economics and culture”, from the angle of being “pro-market, but not slavishly so”. (It was founded by Iain Martin, who wrote Making It Happen: Fred Goodwin, RBS And The Men Who Blew Up The British Economy, which is rather good.) It’s kind of like an overflow of the Spectator comment pages.
Anyway, I’ve had two pieces on the site, both on China:
I’ll be (with any luck) continuing to write for them on China.
Review is here. I think we’re going to hear a lot more from Chia-Chia Lin – this debut novel is extremely promising. It has its flaws, but the writing has power and coherence. I look forward to reading more from her.
I recently had a post published on the Reaction.life website about “Pig-Gate” – a term that might sound absurd but which shows a lot about China’s approach to handling rows. Check it out!
I’ve had a couple of articles on Brexit published in Global Times in the past few weeks: one on the general ins and outs of the whole process, and one on the more recent convulsions, including the vote of no confidence in Theresa May.
(You might wonder why I write things for Global Times. All I can say is I’d write exactly the same article for any other outlet).
Ma Jian has been in the news recently, with his new novel and getting barred from a literary festival in Hong Kong. I have just reviewed the novel China Dream for the South China Morning Post. It’s a great and important book. Check it out.