“Flushing the Wave” at Sun Moon Bay

I recently wrote a story about Surfing in Hainan for China Personified. Here’s the version. Major point of clarification: The coffee on Hainan Island is grown by a group of ethnic Chinese Indonesian refugees who were resettled on Hainan Island after being rescued from anti-Chinese pogroms a few decades ago. 2nd point: Freedom in Chinese […]

Minor 腐败, Disillusionment, and Depression

I’ve had time this week to reflect on the occasional indignities of life in China, especially as I just spent the last couple days in Sanya (三亚) which despite being billed as the “Hawaii” of China, is far from it. I came to Sanya with low expectations but high hopes. I am aware of the […]