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China’s young conformist

A superstar blogger is less radical than he appears

By Alec Ash  

Superstar blogger Han Han is less radical than you might expect (photo: Allogo Wang)

This Generation By Han Han, edited and translated by Allan H Barr (Simon and Schuster, £8.99)

Writer and race car driver Han Han has always known when to be direct, when to take a roundabout route to his point, and when to avoid it altogether. His blog—China’s most popular, with some half a billion visits—has, over the last five years, tackled China’s social ills and political shortcomings without colliding into the most sensitive topics. To preserve…

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