This week’s story is more of a reminder perhaps than breaking news. China’s People’s Daily led with an article today titled “Year of extreme weather shows reality of climate change.”
I wanted to link to this article because it really is interesting the things China has never had a public debate about. So for example, Climate Change- real, Abortion- not an ethics based decision, Stem Cell research – all good, Death Penalty – absolutely necessary.
I’m not supporting or disagreeing with these positions, but I think public debates are positive even if they do slow us down, because they force us to actually try to justify our ideas.
One of the big topics that will be coming to the surface in the new year will be an idea of Chinese Morality, and what that might be.