A friend in the state apparatus told me, “You’re all too greedy. Forty years ago, writers like you would’ve been shot. So you tell me, have things gotten better, or have they gotten worse?”
I said, “No, you’re all too greedy. Ninety years ago, that kind of thinking would have gotten you laughed out of the room. So you tell me: after all that, have things gotten better, or have they gotten worse?”
– Han Han, professional rally driver, best selling author, and China’s most popular blogger
Said in his most recent blog post, “The Derailed County,” a biting critique of the government’s contemptuously dismissive response to criticism of their handling of the Wenzhou train crash, as translated by China Geeks.