Dead Pigs, Toxic Smog

April 24, 2013 § Leave a comment

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I write about the apocalyptic pollution in China on the LRB Blog

Previous ‘Pollution in China!’ posts:

Climate Change?

China’s Big Society

‘Medieval Lifestyle’

April 16, 2013 § Leave a comment

A mining project in Xilinhaote, Inner Mongolia

A mining project in Xilinhaote, Inner Mongolia

Isobel Yeung, who works for CCTV, China’s state broadcaster, recently wrote a piece for The Independent in which she argued that the Western media are misrepresenting China’s policies towards ethnic minorities in Inner Mongolia. She argued that the government aren’t trying to destroy the culture of nomadic herders by moving them into cities- they just want to improve their ‘medieval lifestyle’. Here’s my response to this in The Independent.

Welcome to Comely Bank

April 12, 2013 § Leave a comment

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The prologue of the novel I’m working on, and that’s working on me, is up at the PEN America site.

 

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