Han Han is China’s most popular blogger. He’s also a best selling author (his writing is like Murakami combined with Safran Foer; Tokyo meets Brooklyn) and a race car driver.
His popularity in China is something like a cross between Lady Gaga, Lebron James, and Barack Obama.
He posted on Christmas Day on democracy, revolution, and freedom. Fascinating stuff, and one of the most interesting things I’ve read coming out of China in a long while. My brief summary is that Han Han thinks bringing democracy/revolution/freedom is too dangerous.
And the reaction among Chinese intellectuals and other elites has been explosive. Some great excerpts here: