“… the Beijing guide to dealing with Hong Kong’s “radicals”, “extremists” and “sinister elements” was written in June 1989 by then Paramount Leader Deng Xiao Ping…”
“…All was eerily quiet in the immediate vicinity, but we knew, the rumour machine knew, and it wasn’t long before the first of the bloated purples would be carried back to the campus. No wailing, just lifeless silence…”
“… Despite the growing appetite for spiritual values within mainland China’s officially atheist population, there is little prospect the CPC will recognise a foreign pope..”
It is an “old Spanish custom” that you only get two meals per day when at sea.
“I have nothing” is as appropriate now as it was when originally scribed in 1985. Perhaps more so.