Legions of lesser, disposable China watchers

Michael "the Knife" Forsythe (NYT), ready to take down the Chinese government
“Last, we have legions of lesser, disposable China watchers. Few of them enjoy fat expat packages, bigwig relatives in the media, or peddling political influence. Unable to find proper jobs and secure a future in China - apart from becoming activists, bloggers, or English teachers- they are recruited easily and radicalize quickly. Everyone has met those frustrated Westerners who once believed in their entitlement, got disillusioned, and found a way to spend their days: to patronize and correct the Chinese.”
Pattberg, Thorsten, ‘The rising cult of China experts’Asia Times, Oct 23, 2014
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