July 8, 2023 in Features

The Ongoing Battle of China’s Human Rights Lawyers and Their Families on the 8th Anniversary of the 709 Crackdown

Wang Qiaoling and Li Wenzu first met at a detention center in Beijing, China in the summer of 2015. They were both in a desperate search for their husbands -…
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May 20, 2023 in Features

Where Have All the Chinese International Students Gone?

At first, the declining number of Chinese international students in the United States might be chalked up as another COVID-19 misfortune. The timeline does match: in a sobering report, The…
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April 2, 2023 in Features

The Pillar of a Rising Great Power: State-owned Enterprises in China

“It is already four in the afternoon. Are you sure you want to finish drawing these accounting documents?” a manager asked me while I was working on an external audit…
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January 26, 2023 in Q&A

Cross-Cultural Adaptation of the Chinese TV Drama: Q&A with Professor Wanlin Li

Zhen Huan Zhuan(甄嬛傳), or Empresses in the Palace, is a 2011 historical drama adapted from an online romance novel. As its title indicates, the story of Zhen Huan Zhuan focuses…
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January 25, 2023 in Features

From Arm Sales to Semiconductor Affairs: The Evolution of Taiwan’s Geopolitical Importance to the United States

“The one-China principle is the political foundation of China-US relations,” - Mao Ning, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson.  While China has laid claim to Taiwan’s sovereignty ever since the end…
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January 7, 2023 in Features

What Is Next for China’s Esports Industry?

With eyes focused on bright computer screens with daily training extending past midnight, esports are becoming mainstream. In 2021, millions of fans around the world celebrated China’s third largest esports…
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