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This is the grave of T.V. Soong. Soong Tzu-Wen was born in 1894 in Shanghai to one of the China’s most elite families. Among his sisters were Soong Ching-Ling, who married Sun Yat-Sen, and Soong Mei-Ling, who married Chiang Kai-Shek and became possibly the most famous and well-respected Chinese person in the mid-20th century United […]
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China’s “One Belt, One Road” (often called “OBOR”) initiative aims to invest hundreds of billions of dollars into infrastructure linking Eurasia and Africa via land and sea routes. At a time when the Trump Administration wants to decrease American overseas investment and engagement, analysts often see OBOR through the lens of “great game” politics. At […]
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The Many Faces of Trump Foreign Policy

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On January 18, 2017
It won’t be too long before we start to get a better understanding of what foreign policy in a Trump Administration will actually look like. It’s useful┬áto keep in mind that current rhetoric is no guarantee of future grand strategy. Remember when we all worried that the Bush Administration was going to be too isolationist? […]

KFC Protests

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On July 26, 2016

Personally, I’d protest KFC for its horrible food, but I guess this is also a reason to do so: For years, authorities under President Xi Jinping have stoked nationalistic sentiments in China as

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Fireworks

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On July 6, 2016
Above: Huang Mingwei Did anyone blow up their fingers this weekend? Well, if you did or if you didn’t, know that the fireworks you enjoyed were made by Chinese laborers working in extremely dangerous conditions and then people may have died while making what you were exploding in fun. On Sept. 22, 2014, Huang Mingwei […]
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