Surviving COVID-19: China’s Economic Aftermath

Written by: Lauren Hutson China ranks as the second largest economy in the world and is also the fastest-growing trillion-dollar economy. With a staggering GDP of $14.14 trillion in 2019, it makes up 16.38% of the global economy. Thus, the widespread haltage of business activity from the coronavirus epidemic has had serious implications for an…

The Economic and Cultural Consequences of a Global Pandemic

Written by: Julie Schneiberg Dating back as early as 165 A.D., there have been ten major global pandemics that have claimed the lives of millions and instilled fear in millions more. But what exactly is classified as a pandemic? According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a pandemic is the worldwide spread…

China and the United States: The Race to 5G

Written by: Michael DeLeers It seems every week a new technological development is making headlines. With companies like Space X, Google, and Apple constantly driving innovation, it is not hard to believe. However, there are also a number of incredibly important technological developments happening under the radar. One of the most critical is 5G, “the…

Backgrounder: The Hong Kong Protests

Written by: Cormac O’Harrow The Hong Kong protests: a series of demonstrations by hundreds of thousands of people in the streets of Hong Kong, the semi-autonomous territory of islands off the coast of mainland China. Since the territory reverted back to Chinese control from the British in 1997, questions about its sovereignty have loomed heavily…

Effects of Censorship on the Global Economy

Written by: Pooja Gundimeda  The people of Hong Kong have been protesting for months now in response to the extradition bill proposed by the local government. The bill would have allowed for criminal suspects to be extradited to the mainland, posing a major threat to democracy as the bill could be used to target activists…

Hong Kong’s Symbolic Meaning to Chinese

Written by: Jui Lin Lu After months of demonstration, Hong Kong’s people do not seem to be moving Beijing politics. Millions of Hong Kong citizens are pushing for a democratic government, and the government answered their calls with tear gas and rubber bullets. As Beijing decided to take a hard-line approach toward this issue,  it…

Religious Persecution in China: Watching History Repeat

Written by: Zach Lipecki The year is 1899, and the Chinese Boxer Rebellion has just begun with the killing of two priests in Juye County, China. What would follow over the course of the next two years was a dark, albeit short, time in Chinese history; thousands of Christians and foreign missionaries would be hunted…

The World Needs to Pay Attention to China

Written by: Joe McInerney While much of the international community has been focused on developments in the Middle East and the US has been tuned into the impeachment battle in Congress, China has quietly escalated and perpetrated a cultural genocide against an entire Muslim minority in their country, the Uighurs. As the extent to which…