Master's Candidate, University of Oxford
May 31 , 2019
Originally intended to be a fair, meritocratic system, today China’s university entrance exam, the gaokao, contains structural challenges that prevent disadvantaged students from realizing their potential, in China and all over the world.
Apr 30 , 2019
For billions of people, not just in China, but all over the world, toxic air pollution is a daily fact of life. To change this, we must address consumerist lifestyles, short-term values and profit-driven frameworks that have spurred climate change and created deadly environmental problems such as air pollution.
Apr 16 , 2019
The investigation of Boeing’s 737 Max 8 has high stakes — both for Boeing and for the global aviation industry. As China’s domestic and international aviation industry grows, competition in the airline industry will continue to build.
Mar 20 , 2019
Former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping’s famous “hide our capabilities and bide our time” dictum once guided China’s approach to foreign policy. Now, political commentators ask if Xi has completely foregone Deng’s strategy.
Aug 15 , 2018
As China extends its influence in the Pacific, Australia has become increasingly concerned about competition for alliances in the region. Is Australia truly in danger of losing partners to Beijing?
Jun 08 , 2018
With the drastic changes to the Chinese Constitution, international observers have fixated on President Xi Jinping’s consolidation of power. But this intensive focus leads many people to forget other bodies that execute Chinese power, such as local governments, who may be more crucial to the equation than many think.
May 15 , 2018
Contemporary discourse around climate change, energy consumption and geopolitics typically depicts China either as a 21st century redeemer or as an inevitable tragedy. Both of these narratives tend towards the extreme.
Jan 30 , 2018
Myanmar is vital to President Xi’s “One Belt One Road” project, but China-Myanmar relations have had a cooling off period since 2011, when Myanmar began the democratic reform process. By capitalizing on its strong historical relationship with all sides of Myanmese power, China may be able to carve out a niche and pursue its own interests in the process.
Nov 16 , 2017
Cultural exchange and Mandarin study do not provide clear-cut answers to the serious policy challenges China and the U.S. face, but my experience studying Mandarin has instilled an abiding sense of curiosity and a commitment to understanding and respect – and that’s a start.