Single’s Day – Next Year in Xinjiang
A pair of sharply discordant messages about today's China came across my desk today, and I was left scratching my head. How are both these things part and parcel of China now?
One message came from a report from McKinsey that analyzed trends emerging from this year's "Single's Day" self-indulgent shopping mega-spree.
The other message arose from an expanding cascade of reports about the growing repression of China's Uighurs, and the ugly moral and spiritual vacuum -- and the expanding nihilism -- that are pervasively described in these reports.
External view of a Xinjiang "transformation through education" camp during construction Source: Bitter Winter