“Miao, it must be hard for you. Everyone talks about China.”
Marina’s kind comfort during a get-together earlier this week threw me into deep silence. I started missing my country and my people (and my food, just a little bit) as a plain citizen from a “rising power”.
When we say we live in a “global village”, most of us don’t know what’s going on in each house of that village. Sometimes many of us don’t even know what’s going on in our own house.
If it were not for the World Press Institute, I wouldn’t have the luxury to leave all my crazy work behind in China, soak myself into American politics (and parties) and talk about Clinton and Trump all day long.