An American teacher taught the young prince he would never be a god. But he just might help heal his country.
Philip P. PanWhile you wait for the next episode of Game of Thrones, dip into this great miniseries on the drama of Japan’s Chrysanthemum Throne, the world’s oldest monarchy. Five illuminating short stories by @motokorich. Will Princess Aiko stop the Night King?
Thousands of low-wage workers in “censorship factories” trawl the online world for forbidden content, where even a photo of an empty chair could cause big trouble.
Philip P. PanAh, China. Its censorship efforts have been so all-encompassing that it now faces a shortage of workers who know what to censor. This start-up has to teach the truth to young recruits so they know to delete material on Tiananmen Square or Liu Xiaobo.
The West was sure the Chinese approach would not work. It just had to wait. It’s still waiting.
Philip P. PanChina marked a record 69 years of Communist rule this fall, surpassing the USSR. And it seems to be just hitting its stride. I was asked to explain how it did it, and wrote this essay, the first in a series that @nytimes is rolling out this week
The Chinese Communist Party is cracking down on a group of student protesters who have done little but fight for communism’s values and praise Marx, Mao and President Xi Jinping.
Philip P. PanThe capitalist government calls itself communist and teaches communism but crushes students who act like communists instead of capitalists. Students who call themselves communists but act like capitalists are okay though unless they also act like democrats
Our Australia Letter readers shared what they love and loathe about their country. Ilya Milstein, an Italian-Australian artist who grew up in Melbourne, created a cityscape with some of their thoughts.
Philip P. PanThis is pretty cool. We should make a series of these around the world.