Oh dear the Emperor has returned !
I titled the epilogue of Brushstrokes in Time : The Changing Face of China.
‘China has had a dynastic government for 2000 years. They may not like that description but the Chinese Communist Party behaves like a dynasty. The recent leadership appear to be pragmatic and are changing in a way, which may keep them in control for the foreseeable future. The dynasty may still be there but the Emperor has gone. No one man rules China and even the Chairman and Prime Minister’s terms of office are fixed to a sensible ten years!’
That policy changed China for the better . The pendulum is swinging dangerously for the people of China. I am not a praying person but I pray for the Chinese people that it does not return to the scenes depicted on my flier.