Every so often, a story published on the front page of the New York Times is so well written, meaningful, and appropriate to the Bulletin’s concerns that small snippets of it, properly chosen and arranged, produce something more than journalism, something that approaches … poetry. That blessed coincidence occurred November 28, 2022.
We suspect it’ll occur again.
Fatal Fire Spurs Unrest in China Over ‘Zero Covid’
(from the original by Chris Buckley, Vivian Wang, Chang Che and Amy Chang Chien)
faulty power strip,
angry streets in the city—
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Keywords: COVID-19, China, Coronavirus, The A1 Verse, Xi Jinping, Zero Covid, dissent, poetry
Topics: Biosecurity, Special Topics