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Yangyang Cheng
Particle Physicist | Postdoc | Write Science&China column | More words
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Keeanga-Yamahtta T. 11h
Wow. Please read this. I spent ten years of my life working on and through what became Race for Profit and so to see it here, in the paper of record, is quite moving. And it’s a good book that tells an important history that can help us make sense of our current housing moment.
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Alex P 🌹 Oct 17
every time we talk about how absurd tech-company gut-check "culture fit" hiring is, I trot out this talk a PayPal guy gave during Peter Thiel's computer class so many different threads of bullshit woven together
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Muyi Xiao Oct 18
A long article but worth your time. Jiang Xue spent yrs w/ , the strong, brave women married w/ Chinese rights lawyers detained 4 yrs ago, to document their difficult journey fighting for justice for loved ones.
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Amy Hawkins Oct 18
My lates collaboration with - on the surprising history of Victor Hugo in a China. All the more fitting for coming on the anniversary of the looting of the Old Summer Palace - an event which first linked Hugo to the minds of many ppl in China
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Charles Preston Oct 18
Frustrations about strikes, protests, direct actions, and civil disobediences are valid. However, know that organized response to injustice is inherently inconvenient; there is never a convenient or "right" time to resist and the goal is to disrupt. There will be costs.
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Jeff Wasserstrom Oct 18
A great post on "be water"--something for those interested in Daoism, Hong Kong protests, Catalonia, you name it, and worth it just for the illuminating "iceberg" image at the end laying out both obvious & under the surface HK grievances
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Andrea Pitzer Oct 17
At my lecture in Chicago tonight on US border detention and concentration camp history, I mentioned that camps are on the rise around the world. Afterward, two students raised their hands to say that they're Uighur Muslims whose parents have been detained in Chinese camps.
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Meredith Talusan ❄️ Oct 18
Remember when an NYT essay prompted me to ask you all to consider how trans folks felt about loved ones grieving us like we're dead? I wrote about my feelings... for the New York Times.
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Darius Longarino 龙大瑞 Oct 18
Facing social stigma & state repression, China’s LGBTQ advocates have an uphill battle in fighting conversion therapy & prejudice in China’s mental health industry. I try to tell the story of their struggle—and precarious progress—here for :
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Nectar Gan Oct 18
Zhao Ziyang, who opposed the party's bloody Tiananmen crackdown, was finally laid to rest on the outskirts of Beijing – 14 yrs after his death. His ashes were buried alongside intellectuals & artists, not in Babaoshan with other party leaders
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Parul Sehgal Oct 16
Wrote about epistolary memoirs by Kiese Laymon, Imani Perry, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Terese Marie Mailhot and others, and the power and lineage of the form
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Antony Dapiran Oct 17
HK police ban another protest they know will go ahead anyway. During which people are banned from wearing face masks, which they will wear anyway. The threat to HK’s rule of law doesn’t come from protesters; it comes from govt enacting bad & unenforceable laws.
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Darius Longarino 龙大瑞 Oct 17
Employers require the physical exams as condition of employment (which, except for particular circumstances, is illegal). They take blood as part of exam, and don’t tell applicants everything they’re testing for. My understanding is results are often reported directly to employer
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Darius Longarino 龙大瑞 Oct 17
Man is suing Maotai, China’s national liquor, for secretly testing his HIV status during job interview process & then rejecting him for being HIV+. Although illegal, employers often make applicants take physicals, draw blood, & then do tests w/o consent. Court has accepted case.
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Eli Friedman Oct 17
Survey of CUHK students from Mainland. On the anti-extradition movement... 34.7% support and 36.2% oppose. That's pretty much a dead heat. Small sample, etc., but notable nonetheless.
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Tony Lin Oct 17
Long be4 the NBA thing has been working on a story abt how celebs & companies modify messages to survive Chinese market. We talked to marketing execs, directors, pop stars... The self-censorship is about money, power, uncertainty. Full vid: 1/x
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纽约时报中文网 Oct 15
“赵紫阳曾对我说,邓小平的信条,是党的领导权绝对不能动摇,是党的权力绝对不能分享。这怎么能使中国转向民主政治呢?” 作为赵紫阳的生前挚友,宗凤鸣在赵紫阳因“六四”下台并被软禁后,记下了与老战友的上百次谈话。在赵紫阳百年诞辰之际,我们发表了宗凤鸣在生前接受的采访。
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Replying to @rzhongnotes
I pay attention to how fixers, translators, interns, assistants and other people that make conferences and reports are treated. This is why the recognition of disparities in opportunities has been important to discuss.
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South Park Oct 16
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eileen chengyin chow Oct 17
All the shipwrecks sailing within us. I must disembark at every coast inside me. The docks grow open as mouths -Sun Yung Shin, from "The Hospitality of Strangers" (in Unbearable Splendor)
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