About Sweet & Sour Socialism
This blog comes to you from China and is compiled/written by a US expat. Mainly articles about China news will be posted. There will also be news from other socialist countries, and even from the Empire. I’ve also got an archive of essentials culled from the internet about China and the US, critical information which the “Free Worlders” have been mis-educated about and which the “free press” likes to censor. Maybe that’s enough but I read a lot too, and even watch films sometimes, so you’ll get literature and cinema mixed in there too. My intent is for this blog’s experience to be enlightening and interesting, so subscribe, share, tell me what you like…enjoy the flavor of “Sweet & Sour Socialism”.
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Last edited by Zuo Shou 左手 February 26, 2011