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Behold the Dragon! Might it symbolise hope for China’s minorities?

Daniel Openshaw, MRG’s Research Intern, ponders on what the year of the Dragon might bring for China’s ethnic minorities and indigineous peoples.

新年快乐! Happy (Chinese) New Year! January 23rd signified the beginning of the Year of the Dragon, a magnanimous and self-assured beast, proud, passionate and decisive. No bad thing in the right hands but Dragons can also be arrogant, dogmatic, intolerant and brash and won’t hesitate to violently breathe fire on those who oppose them in fits of tyranny. Continue reading