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Desmond is from England and lived in China for over three years before returning home in 2015. He is now living in London, where he is focusing on studying China, Tibet, and the history of communism and its opposite: freedom.

One of the most remarkable firsthand accounts of the lifestyle of a dictator is The Private Life of Chairman Mao (1994), written by Zhisui …


“China is a democracy.” When you’re in China, you’ll come across this statement, or words to its effect, everywhere: painted on walls, printed on …