|Tuesday 7 April 2009|
A Fu Manchu of the dot com age?
Claims that Chinese cyber-spies are plotting world domination through the World Wide Web are greatly exaggerated.
|Wednesday 27 August 2008|
After Beijing: can only dictatorships dazzle?
What Beijing’s opening ceremony and London’s handover ceremony reveal about China and Britain. PLUS: Londoners gear up for 2012.
|Wednesday 20 August 2008|
Seeing through this
Spanish athletes have been slated for mocking the Chinese. So why is it okay for Free Tibet activists to peddle slitty-eyed prejudices?
|Thursday 14 August 2008|
The Olympics: playing political games
The sporting festival has long been viewed through the political mood of the moment, from the age of empire to the politics of fear today.
|Friday 8 August 2008|
There is only one ‘Olympic value’: win, win, win
The assault on China even for its ‘gold medal culture’ exposes the mad mix of moral disdain and moral relativism behind China-bashing.
|Friday 8 August 2008|
Putting the ‘I’ into
The arrest of four Free Tibet protesters in Beijing shows that Tibet still fulfills the fantasies of posh, disillusioned Westerners.
|Tuesday 5 August 2008|
A green light to attack the Red Dragon
Yesterday’s massacre of Chinese police officers highlights the dangers behind the international politicisation of the Olympics.
|Thursday 31 July 2008|
Double standards are no friend of freedom
Is the concern over Chinese censorship driven by a real desire for liberty, or fury that the Chinese have blocked the words of Western experts?
|Wednesday 23 July 2008|
The camera never lies – but it exaggerates
A recently published series of ‘haunting pictures’ showing Beijing as a polluted, Mad Max-style dystopia were not all that they seemed.
|Tuesday 15 July 2008|
The rise of China — threat or opportunity?
From Green fears to Cold War fantasies, the West’s own cultural confusion explains why it cannot make its mind up about China.
|Thursday 10 July 2008|
Battle for China: the ballad of Qu Yuan
The clash between Chinese officials and radicals over whether an ancient poet was a patriot or dissenter is about more than literary heritage.
|Wednesday 28 May 2008|
China: ‘so pernicious, so malign, so vile’
Tim Black reports on the outbursts of borderline Sinophobic sentiment at last night’s London debate on boycotting Beijing.
|Tuesday 20 May 2008|
Is the Dalai Lama a ‘religious dictator’?
As the world’s favourite giggling Buddhist arrives in Britain, a Buddhist nun tells spiked that he is denying people their religious freedom.
|Monday 21 April 2008|
Turning China into a whipping boy
A debate about the Olympics sent out a clear message: Britain may no longer be Great, but at least we aren’t China.
|Monday 14 April 2008|
Slitty eyes and buck teeth? It must be China
In its rush to denounce Chinese militarism and pollution, is the British Free Tibet Campaign disseminating dubious stereotypes of Chinese people?
|Wednesday 9 April 2008|
The invasion of the robotic thugs
The attacks on the ‘horrible, ominous, retarded’ Chinese men guarding the Olympic flame are historical prejudice repeated as farce.
|Monday 7 April 2008|
Grown-up politics goes up in flames
Yesterday’s public grappling with the Olympic torch shone a light on the self-satisfied, cartoonish nature of contemporary China-bashing.
|Wednesday 19 March 2008|
Beijing 2008: choking on China-bashing
Claims that the great Beijing smog will possibly kill Western athletes are based more on hot air than hard facts.
|Monday 17 March 2008|
Using Tibet to settle scores with China
Tibetans want to be free. But they’ve been given a green light to riot by Western elements driven more by spite and envy than a love for liberty.
|Monday 10 March 2008|
The Chinese: from Yellow Peril to Green Peril?
The slandering of China as a sooty, smoggy ‘destroyer of the planet’ overlooks the sweeping historic benefits of Chinese growth.