Magazine August 10, 2020, Issue


(Luba Myts)

A People and Their Government

One thing I appreciated about “China Unquarantined” (Daniel Blumenthal & Nicholas Eberstadt, June 22) is that it consistently referred to the CCP and the government of China without use of the synecdoche “the Chinese.” It happens that I was a student in China at the time of the U.S. bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade during the Kosovo War. Afterward, our foreign-student liaison advised us to stay in for a few days. My two oldest children attended a local preschool, and when I was picking them up after school, I noticed a tension that had

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