The politics of Chinese fireworks. China Rising Radio Sinoland 160208

Pictured above: the remains of Roman candle batteries littering our neighborhood streets, which were set off right below our Beijing apartment, the night before, for Chinese New Year. I have¬†mixed emotions about China’s insatiable passion for using fireworks. On the one hand, they invented gunpowder and fireworks. They also were the first to invent guns, … Continue reading The politics of Chinese fireworks. China Rising Radio Sinoland 160208