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China on my mind

13 Nov 2008
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Peter Ellingsen on the failure of imagination in journalism and the difficulties of reporting on China. China shines. It radiates possibility. If it were a fashion it would be the new black. My problem is that I remember the old darkness. At least I think I do. Memory is an unreliable companion. All I really know is that until now I have avoided revisiting that night in Beijing nearly twenty years ago. Even though I lived in the city for three years and was married to a local Chinese woman, China has been a wasteland for me.

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2008
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