Never had so much trouble deciding in what category to put a post before. I started this blog with six categories and they have never changed. They are as follows:
- China Business. Anything remotely business related (and not legal) goes in here.
- China Travel. Like it says. Not terribly common.
- Events. China seminars and the like.
- Good People. China people I want to rave about.
- Legal News. The heart and soul of this blog. Written for China lawyers, international lawyers, just plain lawyers, and non-lawyers.
- Recommended Reading. Somewhat of a catchall. Usually used when I just refer briefly to another post or article.
This is the first time I have ever written about our categories because this is the first time I have been nearly completely nonplussed as to where to put a post. The post this time is on an article I just read from Xinhua proclaiming that “all ethnic groups in China are equal and no racial discrimination exists.” Not sure if this is the Communist stage of which Marx talked about or what, but certainly kudos are in order.
But there is more:
“China’s ethnic groups enjoy equal status and live in harmony. There is no discrimination (directed at any ethnicity),” Dainzhub, who is of Tibetan origin, said at a press conference in response to a Reuters reporter who asked whether racial discrimination existed in Chinese society.
China has 55 ethnic minority groups. The Han people account for more than 90 percent of the country’s total population.
“People from different ethnic groups often help each other and their relations are harmonious,” he said, adding the central government was investing more money to alleviate poverty in some ethnic minority groups.
“The 56 ethnic groups are like brothers and sisters living in one family,” said Dainzhub.
I am going to put this one in the good people category, but if China keeps this up, I am going to have to add a new category for fiction.