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Western media’s mistreatment of global women’s movements

Recent reports of the #MeToo movement in China and the “Women’s Wall” protest in southern India show the shortfalls of American and European media coverage of global women’s movements.

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Huawei arrests: The disconnect between China and the West

Chinese telecommunications company Huawei has become the epicenter of heightened Western scrutiny over the company’s suspected connection to Chinese espionage,…

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Sri Lanka’s constitutional crisis: aftermath

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to replace Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe with former authoritarian president Mahinda Rajapaksa — and…

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The #MeToo Movement in China

#MeToo movement goes global Since October of 2017, a social media-driven movement against sexual harassment, known as the #MeToo movement,…

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One Country, Two Systems

This past summer, Hong Kong residents celebrated the 20th anniversary of the island’s handover from British back to Chinese rule….

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China’s Nineteenth Party Congress: What it is and What is at Stake

The highest-ranking Chinese Communist Party members gathered in Beijing on October 18th for the twice-a-decade National Party Congress. The Party…

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The Little Blue Men of the South China Sea

In recent years, China has become much more aggressive in its claims in the South China Sea. The Chinese government…

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Marxism’s Modern Revival

In contrast to the global rise of populism that headlines the news each day, a more nuanced upsurge in exhibitions…

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Are we nearing another housing bubble?

The short answer is no. Most people who sat through two and a half hours of The Big Short were…

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Will the Umbrella Revolution Return? Probably.

In 2014, when the Chinese Communist party announced that it would require preapproval of candidates for Hong Kong’s highest office…

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Playing with Fire: China’s Balancing Act between Discipline and Control

“Catching Tigers and Swatting Flies” is a popular nickname for the anti-corruption program instituted by current president of China and…

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Double Take: The Trans-Pacific Partnership

The TPP and National Sovereignty By Eric Teller After years of haranguing between high-level representatives of twelve nations, vigorous debate…

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Would you like to cancel your reservation? Influencing Chinese economic policy

By Sydney Erhardt At the United Nations General Assembly, President Obama is opting not to stay at his usual hotel….