“Don’t pretend you don’t know it.”

“Today, the West feels very shy about human rights and the political situation. They’re in need of money. But every penny they borrowed or made from China has really come as a result of how this nation sacrificed everybody’s rights. With globalization and the Internet, we all know it. Don’t pretend you don’t know it. … It’s getting worse, and it will keep getting worse.”

— Ai Weiwei 

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Our Society, in need of money, makes a deal in China:

Chris Johns & Terry Adamson of National Geographic stand tall with our new publishing partners in China (2007).

Chris & Terry clink glasses with our new partners in China.

Chris & Terry shake hands with our new partners in China.

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≡  Newsweek cover & quote via Shanghaiist

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