Chained Women in China 铁链女

By Cheng Rui 成睿 NANJING, CHINA — 25 years after Li Yang’s award-winning film “Blind Mountain” exposed the problem of human trafficking in China, the tragic reality depicted in the film is once again rearing its ugly head. The Chinese public has learned about Yang Mouxia, a woman who was sold like chattel, chained with... Continue Reading →

Mexico: Journalists Die in the Dark

By Sean Carver Heber López, Roberto Toledo, Lourdes Maldonado López, Margarito Martínez Esquivel, José Luis Gamboa. These journalists were killed this year in Mexico – and this is not an aberration. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) recognizes Mexico as one of the deadliest countries in the world for journalists, and it is only getting worse. According... Continue Reading →

The State of Sanctions Against Russia

By Mary Hopkins As the situation on the ground in Ukraine changes from day to day, so too must the U.S. response. In the absence of direct military engagement – which the U.S. is keen to avoid – the Biden administration has worked with the EU, the U.K., Canada, and Australia to create the largest... Continue Reading →

Peng Shuai 彭帅

By Beata Desselle 戴蓓雅 NANJING, CHINA — Peng Shuai was not the first Chinese celebrity to suddenly disappear and likely won’t be the last.  中国,南京 —— 彭帅不是第一个一夜之间就消失的中国名人,也不会是最后一个。 On November 2, 2021, Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai, who is widely regarded as one of the best doubles players of all time, wrote an emotional post on... Continue Reading →

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