January 13, 2021 in Features

From Ban to Boom: How China came to dominate the gaming world

Esports teams from around the world competed in the 2020 League of Legends World Championship in Shanghai last October. Despite the Chinese venue for the tournament, the popular game was…
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January 7, 2021 in Features

What does Biden’s Presidency Mean for the Semiconductor Industry?

Always brutally competitive, the semiconductor industry was also buffeted by political winds in 2020. What might Joe Biden’s election as president mean for the U.S.-China semiconductor rivalry? Many businesses have…
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January 2, 2021 in Features

The Belt and Road Initiative: The Risk to Montenegro’s Modernization

Montenegro, on the Adriatic in the Balkans, boasts a reputation for scenic tourism. The country has a population of less than 700,000 and is attempting to modernize and connect with…
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December 30, 2020 in Features

Watching China Eat: The Future of China’s ‘Mukbang’ Broadcasts Amid a Food Security Crisis

In China, a Mukbang (Korean portmanteau for “eating broadcast”) streamer records himself enjoying his meals, but the food is missing. In each short video he mimics the act of eating…
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December 17, 2020 in Features

China’s Top Four Grossing Movies of all Time

The Chinese film market awed the world this fall. Racking up $581 million in box office revenues during the National Day Holiday, the 2020 Chinese film market reached a gross…
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December 16, 2020 in Q&A

Dr. Wenli Liu on the Challenges of Developing China’s Sexuality Education Curriculum

On Oct. 17, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress,  one of the PRC’s main governing bodies, declared that schools should conduct “age-appropriate sex education for minors, increasing their…
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