Ryan Kilpatrick

Ryan Kilpatrick

Ryan is a contributor to Inkstone. He is a Hong Kong writer specializing in China and maritime affairs.

Chinese seafood lovers just found out their ‘salmon’ isn’t salmon at all
There may be something fishy about Chinese salmon. Last week China’s state-run CCTV network aired a program that has caused a splash among the country’s growing number of seafood lovers. And it wasn’t even an expose. It was a puff piece praising the advanced technologies on display at Longyangxia Reservoir, China’s largest salmon fishery, according to CCTV, and the source of one third of the country’s salmon. But viewers were shocked when the hosts casually let slip that all this salmon wasn’t salmon at all, but rainbow trout born and raised in the plateaus of Qinghai province, in western China, a thousand miles from the ocean. The two species are closely related, with only subtle difference
Chinese seafood lovers just found out their ‘salmon’ isn’t salmon at all
How China simultaneously holds up and keeps down its veterans
For many Americans, Memorial Day isn’t a happy occasion. It’s about honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Happy Memorial Day! Those who died for our great country would be very happy and proud at how well our country is doing today. Best economy in decades, lowest unemployment numbers for Blacks and Hispanics EVER (& women in 18years), rebuilding our Military and so much more. Nice! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2018 It’s a mood shared, if not by President Trump, by many of China’s own combat veterans, who have found little to be happy about in their retirement. In recent years, when they have taken their grievances to the streets, often wearin
How China simultaneously holds up and keeps down its veterans