Post Tagged with: "china"

by / on December 21, 2014 at 2:56 pm / in Asia, Current Issue, World

Myan-marred Relations

Chinese participation in the Burmese economy—and civil conflict—at the people’s expense has delegitimized Beijing in the eyes of Burmese citizens. China has argued it is providing employment and crucial infrastructure to a truly underdeveloped region. However, ethnic minority activists are skeptical that the benefits of China’s economic activity in Burma will trickle down as far as officials claim.

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by / on April 9, 2014 at 9:03 am / in Asia, Issue, Middle East, World

Paki-standing Alone

In early March, eight men and women attacked the central train station of Kunming, the capital of the southwestern province Yunnan. Armed with knives, these people slaughtered 28 civilians and left 130 injured in what the Chinese media have dubbed “China’s 9/11.” As pressure mounts on Beijing to react swiftly, Islamabad must do all it can to ensure that Beijing, its most powerful ally, does not lose faith but remains, in the words of former President Pervez Musharraf, a “time-tested and all-weather friend.”

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by / on March 26, 2014 at 10:38 pm / in Domestic, Environmental, Mounir Ennenbach, Web Columnists

From Sea to Shining…Puddle?

Despite these gloomy numbers, the American West’s 49’er mentality of continual and aggressive resource consumption still persists. While the particular resource in this case is largely abundant (at least when compared to other natural resources) it is in no way infinite, much less renewable in the short-term. If it continues down this path, the West could be in serious trouble.

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by / on January 5, 2014 at 11:01 am / in Middle East, Winter 2013, World

The Grain Drain

by In 2011, a protester in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, was photographed with a bagel and two hot dog buns taped to his head. His “bread helmet” became a misunderstood symbol of the Egyptian revolution, with news feeds on social media platforms becoming flooded with jokes about the doubtful protection it provided, Yet this undermined its real significance. Between 2007 and […]

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by / on March 27, 2013 at 11:30 am / in Domestic, Opinion

The Great Green Wall of China

China, with its aspiring renewable energy projects, “green cities”, and reforestation efforts, has shown a willingness to combat climate change while not sacrificing economic growth.

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by / on November 3, 2012 at 10:30 pm / in Campus, Opinion, Uncategorized, World

Political Minutes: Spotlight on the South China Sea

As the diverse background of the panelists suggests, the issue of sovereignty, borders, and rights to resources in the South China Sea is contentious and has many different sides.

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by / on October 2, 2012 at 10:00 pm / in Opinion, World

Same Old “New” CCP

This trial, however, has nothing to do with corruption, bribery, or murder committed by a party member. It has everything to do with a party searching for a scapegoat before a new generation of leaders takes center stage.

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by / on September 22, 2012 at 4:28 pm / in Opinion, World

A Mukden in the Making

Let’s remember, though, what September 18th is the anniversary of. The Mukden Incident was a contrived pretext for expanding Japan’s empire into what had until then been Chinese territory. What we are seeing now are the first rumblings of a rising China looking to throw its newfound wealth and power around.

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by / on June 19, 2012 at 1:04 pm / in Opinion, World

China’s Search for Glam Power

China has an image problem and an influence deficit. Unsurprisingly, the Chinese government has already taken coordinated steps to raise China’s profile on the world stage.

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by / on April 23, 2012 at 6:56 pm / in Opinion, World

PRC’s Grip over China’s Wild West

In the beginning of October 1949, the bloody Chinese Civil War was nearing its end, and Mao Zedong had proudly declared the foundation of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). With the Nationalists defeated, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) could now focus on its aims on fully reuniting the country and instituting socialism. The disastrous effects of the latter aim are well-known.

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