Josh Hong’ new article for his Malaysiakini column, China's Nobel prize dilemma, discussed the Chinese authorities’ concerns over the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo, a dissident currently under detention.
The best passage in Josh’s article is:
... the outrage over Liu's Nobel honour only betrays the Chinese government's façade of confidence eagerly presented in the past decade. For all its pretence of stability and a peaceful rise, the communist regime is psychologically more fragile than it would have the world believe ...
How true, how true – and you know what, all we need to do is to transpose the same description to someone local and gosh, golly gee, they fit him wakakakakakakakaka!