Yesterday, some foreign friends asked me whether Shanghai had reopened. My answer to them is that the Shanghai Government procrastinates. The government’s boring, tedious press release yesterday can be summarized by three words: starting to reopen. That is, the public transportation will be starting to function next week, and the whole month of June will be spent on the starting of the reopening.
About 20 days ago, I wrote a blog post about the hidden knowledge in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, and I foreshadowed another post about its game mechanism. In this post, I will talk about the various winning conditions in Civilization VI (henceforth Civ6). In particular, I will try to argue that Beijing is aiming at Religious Victory.
Zhang Shaogang is a television presenter in China, not esteemed but definitely controversial. His highly aggressive presenting style is beloved by many and equally hated by many. He had his glory but also has undergone major career failures. This post will analyze the reason behind his ebb and flow and contrast it with western presenters with equal (if not more) aggressiveness.