Author Archives: Adrian

About Adrian

formerly published under the name Wendy Qian at the Atlantic, China File and Tea Leaf Nation.

Cantonese and Mandarin – Identity Politics in China

Compared to America, China appears to be a more homogeneous country. Government propaganda portrays the 55 different ethnic minorities as a “harmonious” and “united” bunch that love the idea of belonging to China. However, people who have heard of or visited Tibet … Continue reading

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APEC in the “Asian Century”: Contending Visions

Manassinee Moottatarn CMC’13 President Obama’s host of the recent Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting at his birthplace, Honolulu, Hawaii on November 11th, 2011 is very symbolic. The US’s is hosting such an event for the first time in almost two decades. Halfway … Continue reading

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Where is Occupy Beijing? The invisible financial burdens of the Chinese people

From the U.S.A to Chile, many protesters have occupied key districts of their respective cities and expressed their passionate concerns over their failing economies. The Economist made an informative diagram that indicated the “occupied” countries and compared their levels of … Continue reading

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China: The Winner of the Eurozone Crisis?

Manassinee Moottatarn CMC’13 The eurozone is in a bind. First EU leaders prohibited sovereign defaults, harming Greece’s liquidity flow. Now, euro-zone exits are possible, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy allowing Greece to return to the … Continue reading

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How China will Take Over the World by 2013

The Fat Years is a fascinating dystopian novel that captures the dilemmas of Chinese politics. The exciting plot, the intellectual content, and the realistic characters make the novel a must-read for anyone interested in international relations. The insightful author of … Continue reading

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Carrots for Inner Mongolia

Ethnic minorities in Inner Mongolia, the autonomous region that borders with Russia and Mongolia, protested against the government in early May and received much domestic and international attention. An article in the New York Times Ethnic Protests in China Have … Continue reading

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Elections in Thailand: The Red or Yellow Showdown?

Elections in Thailand, July 3rd, 2011 By Manassinee Moottatarn, CMC’13 Bangkok, capital of Thailand, is unusually hot and steamy at the moment, and not just because of the tropical weather. The upcoming July 3rd elections will determine the composition of … Continue reading

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