🇩🇰 Kinas store glemmebog og andre historier

🇩🇰 Filosoferer i denne klumme bl.a. over, hvordan magthaverne i Kina må oplære unge nye internetcensorer i landets forbudte historie, så de ved, hvad de skal bortcensurere; over kinesiske 'tvangsslægtninge', der beordres til at flytte ind hos muslimske familier for at lære dem at synge patriotiske sange og se kinesisk tv; og over listige spøgefugle og samfundskrtikere perforering af censuren. ADVARSEL: klummen indeholder beskidt sprog og er...

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🇬🇧 International Order Based on the Rule of Law – the Case of Myanmar

January 30, 2018

This is an adapted version of my presentation at the European Council on Foreign Relations’ Conference in Warsaw, drawing on experiences from the Arab Spring and Asia:

I am grateful for the invitation to
speak about democracy  and the rule of law in Myanmar. Let me begin with
the broader context: Of all the uprisings, I have...

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🇩🇰 Værdig arvtager til Irma-hønen

2. september 2017

PERNILLE KLØVEDAL HELWEGS SKILDPADDE LÆGGER ÆG, MENS IRMA-HØNEN ER PÅ LANDET AT TAGE VED LÆRE AF BØNDERNE OG FÅ LIDT FRISK LUFT
© Pernille Kløvedal Helweg

Gik og var i grunden lidt mere forstemt
end jeg havde troet – over, at Irmas æglæggende høne ved Dronning...

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Incidental New Yorker XVIII

September 19,
2016

A good friend invited me for breakfast at Tiffany’s on Friday. Can’t, because we’re leaving on Thursday! Such is life.

Okay, so you can't have breakfast at Tiffany's with one friend, but then...
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Incidental New Yorker XVII

August 14, 2016

🚘 Just returned
from a wonderful little New England road trip in a darling rented light blue VW
Beetle, which we became quite attached to. We covered Connecticut,
Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York State,
and thus did exactly what Europeans have always criticized Americans, then the
Japanese and now also the Chinese for doing: whizzed about, staying only...

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Incidental New Yorker XVI

July 2, 2016

The Incidental New Yorker has been highly incidental, but less of a New Yorker lately! May and June has been what felt like back to back travelling. I am trying to catch up here … with a few highlights from June.

Taxis in La Habana © Mette Holm...
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Incidental New Yorker XV

June 28, 2016

🍩  This country actually has a National Doughnut Day! The event takes place the first Friday in June and was created by the Chicago chapter of The Salvation Army in 1938 to honour the Doughnut Girls, who served doughnuts to soldiers during WWI. Some 250 American Salvation Army members were in France, some of them mothering the enlisted boys and young men, serving them doughnuts, pies and...

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🇩🇰 Kunstens sprudlende slagmark i Kina

April 8, 2016

Konturløse ansigter spyr æselhoveder, brækker sig i bogstaveligste forstand over en ufordøjelig tilværelse. Bærbare, sammenklappelige storbyer i stof. Malerier, installationer, keramik, tekstiler, faldskærme. Et vældigt tigerskind af tusindvis af cigaretter. Originalt og påtrængende med udgangspunkt i tusindårige kinesiske traditioner, nutiden og somme tider også...

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