March 10, 2021 in Features

Korean Idol Culture Transplanted to Chinese Television: “Youth with You”

“Yes, ok! Yes, ok! Yes, ok! Yes, ok!” The uplifting theme song for Chinese variety show “Youth with You" blares in the background and the camera zooms in on 108…
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March 5, 2021 in Features

The Tale of 20 Chinese Artists, an American Curator and a Worldwide Pandemic

Bright gallery lights illuminate the hulking metal figure. Comprised of an assortment of broad lead sheets, the figure appears at first disorderly and chaotic. But upon closer inspection, a chiseled…
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January 14, 2021 in Features

Remains of the Past: Why Hong Kongers are Leaving Hong Kong

In 1949, over one million people left Shanghai in fear of China’s new government led by Mao Zedong and the Chinese Communist Party. They feared it would limit their opportunities.…
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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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