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 →
By Ishani Srivastava India has made a name for itself as a wild card at the climate change negotiating table. In the talks leading up to the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP 21), almost all major greenhouse gas (GHG) emitting nations agreed to emission reduction targets. India, the world’s third-largest annual GHG emitter, conceded only... Continue Reading →
By Jacob Levitan Before becoming Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelensky had a TV show, Servant of the People, in which he played Vasyl Holoborodko, a humble teacher who becomes Ukraine’s President. In the season one finale, Holoborodko has an aside with Ivan the Terrible. Ivan cannot comprehend Holoborodko’s assertions that Ukraine does not want Russia to... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
By Qinan Li 李琪楠 NANJING, CHINA — Two Chinese idioms, yang chun bai xue and xia li ba ren, can be used to distinguish between different types of art. The former refers to high-class art, meaning art which can only be created, mastered, and appreciated by people who have received high levels of education. The... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80DXiuyukes In this week's video, contributing writer Mingyue (Luna) Xue discusses her recent article exploring Chinese identity through the eyes of three Chinese-American Olympic athletes. Through criticism and controversy, Luna explores what it means to belong for those who have more than one motherland.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ_QT1ixbyQ In this week's interview, SAIS Bologna student Tyler Parmelee discusses his recent article on medical supply chains, why they matter, and how we can prepare for an uncertain future.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb4z78azLYU In this video, Staff Writer Jacob Levitan discusses his recent article about the lead-up to the Ukraine crisis and war.