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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.
China Uyghurs

In October 1955, the Soviet Union signed a secret agreement with China to provide it with a nuclear bomb by 1959. Not long after, …

Vladimir Nabokov had the extreme misfortune of having to flee from totalitarian states twice. In 1919 he left Russia “under wild machine-gun fire from …

USSR

In 1948, Stalin received a letter from a doctor which alleged that Andrei Zhdanov, a powerful Politburo member, had been incorrectly treated in the …

Tibet

In January 1950, Chinese Communist troops entered Tibet for what the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) still calls “the peaceful liberation of Tibet.” Aside from …

Tibet

Nawang N. Anja-Tsang (Sonam) is a Tibetan film director based in London. He has been making documentaries about to Tibet and Tibetans since 2011. …

Tibet

Nawang N. Anja-Tsang (Sonam) is a Tibetan film director based in London. He has been making documentaries about to Tibet and Tibetans since 2011. …

China

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

“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 …