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We Need to Talk about Beijing

A less offensive version of this column is available in the June 2013 issue of the Beijinger. by Lionel Shriver When I wrote my column for Standpoint magazine, whingeing about Beijing’s dreary air and architecture, I didn’t think it would be a big deal. Sure, I described the city as “dystopic” and dubbed it “the ugliest city I’d ever seen,” but it wasn’t an… Read More