Poems of the Week


by Alex Steelsmith

“Nationalistic war film smashes Chinese box office records… [A Chinese magazine editor who
questioned the film’s message] was censored, [his] Weibo account of two million followers taken
offline. He was detained by police… and faces up to three years in prison if convicted…”

AFP News

Ominous dominance,
Chinese authorities
cultivate thinking that’s
proper, by force.

Anyone questioning
governed convictions? Con-
victed, of course.