Srinivasan Iyer

Srinivasan Iyer

Srinivasan is a contributor to Inkstone. He is a senior copy editor at the South China Morning Post.

Body show axed in Swiss city on fears Chinese convicts were used
Real Human Bodies, a controversial exhibition displaying preserved human bodies, is once again in the news after the Swiss city of Lausanne banned it on concerns that it features cadavers of Chinese prisoners. The authorities in Lausanne took the step after a complaint from Action by Christians Against Torture (ACAT). The show was to run from October 19-21 at the city’s convention center. “The bodies used in this exhibition are very probably those of Chinese prisoners who were tortured or executed and members of the Falun Gong movement which is banned in China,” the British group that campaigns on behalf of those who have disappeared and victims of extrajudicial execution told AFP. Founded i
Justin Trudeau says China trade is now front and center
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a much more relaxed man these days. The energy-sapping, and sometimes testy, negotiations with United States and Mexico to come up with a revised Nafta deal - the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) - took a lot out of him. With that out of the way, Trudeau says his country is looking forward to pursuing business opportunities with China. “Obviously, China is the world's second-largest economy and growing, and will remain an important place to do business and to look for opportunity,” Trudeau told the Fortune Global Forum in Toronto on Monday. “We will continue to look [at increasing trade], but we will continue to do it in the way Canada always has,