Letter Requiem

2023 Letter

Dan Wang | 23rd January 2024

Dan Wang’s annual China letter. Time spent in Thailand allows him to consider who is emigrating from China and why — rùn is a new word usage expressing a desire to flee. Young Chinese people show up in Singapore, Thailand and Japan. Increasing numbers are being stopped on the US-Mexico border. They are leaving stressful jobs and “menial, political restrictions on free expression” (8,700 words)

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