In the captain’s chair

The temperature in Beijing recently has been hot, hot, hot. Seriously, it has been in the mid-to-high 30s, although I think cooler weather (slightly cooler at least) is on its way. My second-year students have been teaching classes themselves recently, and my first-year students are about to start their final exams (I know it might …

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‘We’re in the endgame now’

That has both literal and metaphorical meaning. Avengers: Endgame was released in China last week, before the UK or US. I will not say how many times I have seen the film, only that it is more than once. I do not actually mind spoilers, but I know a lot of people do, and I …

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