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Mark Kitto

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China targets foreigners through expat websites


In July, China Daily Mail warned about expat websites targeting expats. Unfortunately, this situation has deteriorated, with one of our favourite websites, eChinacities, going over to “the dark side.” For that reason, we are reposting this article. For many years, China have used paid contributors on internet forums to shape commentary in favour of China, … Continue reading

China targets foreigners through expat websites


For many years, China have used paid contributors on internet forums to shape commentary in favour of China, and to belittle the west (China’s government hires people to distort web conversations). These contributors are known in Chinese as wumao, and often create elaborate fraudulent identities. Now they have taken it a step further, by creating fictitious … Continue reading

How to be a Chinese, by a Chinese person


A complete guide on how to be a Chinese I was talking to my boyfriend about how I liked my new life in the UK and the roasted, boiled, mashed and baked beans. “I feel like an English”, I said . “That is good,” he said. My boyfriend, an Australian, spent the last 12 years living … Continue reading

“You’ll never be Chinese” by Mark Kitto


Death and taxes. You know how the saying goes. I’d like to add a third certainty: you’ll never become Chinese, no matter how hard you try, or want to, or think you ought to. I wanted to be Chinese, once. I don’t mean I wanted to wear a silk jacket and cotton slippers, or a … Continue reading

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