To the Represenetives of the (PRC)
In 2005, when I first came to China, fleeing increased political repression; I was contacted by the authorities of the PRC at the behest of the United States. I was initially told that I had not committed any crime, nor was there an Interpol arrest warrant out for me. However, the PRC were contacted by the FBI and was told by them that I was a person who should be ‘watched’ and ‘monitored’, especially in the light of impending 2008 Olympics. This resulted in a bi-weekly
meeting with at least three representatives of the Beijing special investigative police. Afterreassuring the PRC authorities that I have never been apart of any criminal or terrorist group, our bi-weekly conversations gradually moved towards my political views, the domestic political situation of the United States, the dynamics of the geopolitical relationship between the PRC and the US; and the political geometry of the US’s ‘war on terror’.