Why are South Korea and China fighting over kimchi?

Let’s get the first thing out of the way: Kimchi is Korean. That should be obvious. Kimchi is Korea’s most iconic food, like how Sushi is Japan’s most iconic food. The outrage between Korean and Chinese netizens stems over whether ‘pao cai’ is actually the same thing as kimchi – it is not. Both Pao Cai… Continue reading Why are South Korea and China fighting over kimchi?

Why do some overseas Chinese desire to see China collapse and fail?

I’m a first generation Chinese immigrant. I was born in China but grew up and educated in the West (Canada). I don’t want to see China collapse and fail at all, my main concern is the actions that the CCP has taken in recent years has resulted in quite concerning consequences. The Hu Jintao years… Continue reading Why do some overseas Chinese desire to see China collapse and fail?

Is the CCP encouraging the rise of Chinese nationalism?

I’m not sure if the CCP actually encourages extreme nationalism, but it certainly isn’t doing much to prevent it. Since the opening of the Beijing Olympics in 2008 I feel that Chinese have gotten considerably more prideful and dare I say, arrogant since then. I can only speak from personal anecdotes. I’ve seen Chinese people and Western… Continue reading Is the CCP encouraging the rise of Chinese nationalism?