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He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot will be victorious. Sun Tzu

He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot will be victorious
Author: Sun Tzu. Origin: Chapter III · Strategic Attack, The Art of War (roughly 5th century BC). 知可战与不可战者胜。 "He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot will be victorious." Sun Tzu Sun Tzu (孫子) born Sūn Wǔ (孫武) was a Chinese general and philosopher, probably lived between the 6th and 5th centuries BC He is credited with one of...

Hong Kong Governor Carrie Lam announces formal withdrawal of the extradition bill

Hong Kong Governor Carrie Lam announces formal withdrawal of the extradition bill
After 13 weeks of protests, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced formal withdrawal of the controversial extradition. Carrie Lam also announced that a platform will be created to investigate the causes of the social unrest that threw the city into chaos, while at the same time preventing this platform from turning into a full-fledged commission of inquiry, as requested by...

China is an attractive piece of meat coveted by all … but very tough, and for years no one has been able to bite into it. Zhou Enlai

China is an attractive piece of meat coveted by all
Origin: Zhou Enlai to the Chinese Communist Party Congress, as quoted in The New York Times (1 September 1973). Zhou Enlai (1898 - 1976), 周恩来, was born in Jiangsu Province and was a prominent Chinese politician. Zhou was China's head of government, serving from October 1949 until his death in January 1976. "China is an attractive piece of meat coveted by...

Interview with Oliver Chang, author of “The Goddess of Democracy”

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Oliver Chang is an illustrator from Hong Kong based in London. Recently, his online works, in particular "The Goddess of Democracy" (featured image, detail) have attracted the attention of users, thanks to his delicate trait, conveying at the same time a message of unity and resolute determination. Official site | Instagram Related articles: Interview with Badiucao, political cartoonist and right activist; Interview...

Isaac Cheng, vice-chairman of Demosisto was assaulted by three men in Hong Kong

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Isaac Cheng, vice-president of Demosisto, was assaulted near his home in Tai Wai by three men. He was repeatedly beaten on the face and lost his glasses. He was taken to a hospital by members of Demosisto.In a recent interview with Isaac Cheng a few days ago, Isaac told us about the strike of university and high school students at...

“Ultra-nationalism” stands naked as nothing but a euphemism for the worship of violence in service of autocratic goals. Liu Xiaobo

Author: Liu Xiaobo. Origin: From No Enemies, No Hatred: Selected Essays and Poems, pag.83 "Ultra-nationalism" stands naked as nothing but a euphemism for the worship of violence in service of autocratic goals - be they the terrorism and holy war of Islamic fundamentalists or the refusal of dictatorial systems to accept political democracy." Liu Xiaobo Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波, 28 December 1955...

Hong Kong students boycott classes on first day back

Hong Kong students boycott classes
Hong Kong students boycott classes after weekend of violent clashes. Thousands of university students from different institutes gathered at the University Mall of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, marking the start of the 2-week to voice their demands to the government.Related: Interview with Isaac Cheng, vice-chairmain of DemosistoSchool and university students call on the government to withdraw a controversial...

China’s censorship is not as rigorous as everyone thinks. The self-censorship of the authors is much worse. Yan Lianke

China's censorship is not as rigorous as everyone thinks. The self-censorship of the authors is much worse
Origin: From the documentary "China on China, Culture for Billions" by Schulz Contreras, Lisbet & Jarnebrink, Lollo. "China's censorship is not as rigorous as everyone thinks. The self-censorship of the authors is much worse." Yan Lianke Yan Lianke (阎连科, born 1958) is one of the most respected Chinese novelist and his production includes novels and short stories and his books are...

Thousands of protesters block Hong Kong airport

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After another day marked by police violence that loaded and beaten up activists and ordinary citizens in the Hong Kong subway, today is the day of protests at Hong Kong airport. In August, protesters shut down the airport for several days, where they blocked travellers from reaching their flights.On Saturday protesters built a pyre across a road outside the police...

The Digital Ancient – Tech Art Salon

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“The Digital Age has rapidly shifted away from all historic periods that preceded it in the sense that physical objects have, in many ways, lost their value. Public event: 6-9pm Tuesday, September 3, 2019 MotionLab.Berlin Bouchéstraße 12, 12435 Berlin Official site | Facebook | Meetup Many people as they read this, either present in person or present in front of their computer screens, might object...

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