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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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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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“Cultural Imperialism” in China’s Film Market

  Some Chinese people have been boycotting Kung Fu Panda series. Panda-crazed artist Zhao Bandi started his own boycott campaign in 2008 and attracted much attention through the internet. Zhao believed that the animation series “distorted Chinese culture and serves as a tool … Continue reading

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[Policymaking in China] The Legitimacy of the Three Gorges Dam

On May 18th, the Chinese State Council released a vague statement that said: “Although the Three Gorges project provides huge comprehensive benefits, urgent problems must be resolved regarding the smooth relocation of residents, ecological protection and geological disaster prevention.” This … Continue reading

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