You are quite the master of photography, Sean. These are really lovely.
Ah, thank you, Susan. When coming across lovely motives like those above, I wish I were a good photographer.
It is a dilemma - to engage or to reject? The university I teach at has formal links with universities in China, indeed some of us (not me yet) travel there to teach and vice-versa, which I partly object to; but then I see the Chinese students and lecturers coming to us for a few weeks, and they look around and read and access our internet and suck in the freedom, and they learn about it, and they go back, and word spreads... Of course that can build the resentment and opposition that leads to massacre and all the individual punishments; but drip by drip I believe the changes are spreading as the old elite dies out. I hope, at least.
Oops. Comment meant for Liu Yiaobo post above this one. Never mind, have put it there now, and the bees seek the nectar like the oppressed will seek out freedom, eventually.
There's one difference between the bees and the oppressed. Once having sought out freedom, some of the formerly oppressed will oppress others, eventually.