“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Four Mao Too Many (or Eric and the Bank of China)

By Helen Wang, published

Eric Abrahamsen, writing in The International Herald Tribune:

"Last Wednesday I tried to close my bank account. I won’t pretend that the Bank of China is the most Orwellian institution in the world, but in terms of human suffering inflicted by bureaucracy, it has to make the long list..."

Read the whole story here...

(with thanks to Nicky for sending this to me!)

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