May 03, 2022
Zi Zhongyun, a retired scholar specializing in U.S.-China relations, is highly respected on both sides of the Pacific for her six decades of work as a researcher, diplomat, linguist, translator and writer. During the dawn of U.S.-PRC relations in the early 1970’s, she was teamed up with Zhou Enlai’s associate, Wang Bingnan to attend the huge task of bridging the gap between the U.S. and China.
Apr 22, 2022
U.S.-Russia cooperation aboard the International Space Station is hopefully a glimpse of how two nations at an all-time-low in relations can still cooperate on shared interests. However, whether or not this may foreshadow a future for China and the U.S. in orbit is another question.
Mar 23, 2022
An article discussing an unexpected take on the Ukraine crisis from a prominent Shanghai scholar was taken offline in China, showcasing the difficulties of obtaining a complete narrative from the media.
Mar 08, 2022
Russia and China oftentimes both find themselves in opposition to the West. Now with Russia making a major play for control and domination over Ukraine, China’s response via domestic media is leaving plenty up to interpretation for their own citizens.
Feb 25, 2022
Eileen Gu, the American-born Gen Z gold medalist who competed for China in the Olympics, set off a firestorm on nationality and identity issues in light of her success at the Winter Games. Her preference for duality defies previous generations’ binary perspectives, and makes room for discussion on how one claims space for themselves in 2022.
Feb 12, 2022
The United States seems to always have a choice jab ready for China, despite weathering an election insurrection a year ago and simmering tensions over COVID-19 responses within its own borders.
Feb 05, 2022
The world is setting their eyes on the Bird’s Nest for a second time. But this round, the Olympic Games are being met with a global pandemic, diplomatic boycotts, and the Russo-Ukrainian crisis.
Dec 24, 2021
China’s supporters have touted its refusal to engage in “world policing” as a benefit to its ascent to global superpower status - but now the U.S. could weaponize that very policy against them in the battle for influence and power.
Dec 20, 2021
The upcoming Winter Olympics may have been an opportunity for the U.S. to make a friendly entrance to China - instead, the official boycott by White House representatives has made it the latest of barbed exchanges between the two powerful nations.
Dec 02, 2021
Hyping the China threat only incites fear. Beware of political opportunism and profiteering when a media outlet starts banging the drums for war.