Tag Archives: China

Spiked, on China’s Social Credit System

Fenster writes: Is there anything good to be said about China’s emerging social credit system?  Spiked has given it a try. Defending what the conventional left Guardian refers to as an “an Orwellian tool of social monitoring” is a tall … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Shu Qi

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Shu Qi is among the most famous Asian actresses in the world, known for her roles in populist fare (the first “Transporter” film) as well as arthouse material (several Hou Hsiao-Hsien projects). But the Taiwanese-born beauty … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour: The Fujian Tulou

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The mountainous areas of western Fujian province in southwest China are home to a unique form of rammed-earth building known as tulou — large defensive structures designed to contain and protect one family clan… …These enclosed fort like … Continue reading

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Eyesore of the Month: The Ordos Museum

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Designed by the firm MAD Architects (pausing so you can snicker) the Ordos Art & City Museum, located in Inner Mongolia, China, is blobitecture at its finest. Or should I say, at it’s “finest.” It resembles nothing so much … Continue reading

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Letter from China: In-flight Rhetoric

Fenster writes: Sponsored rhetoric will always reflect the interests, and interest, of the sponsor. We get that automatically in the Era of Spin, that you can’t much trust any statement on its face, and that your brain has to automatically … Continue reading

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