“American Carnage”: The Illusion at the Heart of Trump’s Trade War

The American manufacturing industry is a victim of its own efficiency. Blaming the Chinese detracts from the fact that better technology and organization is the actual reason why so few Americans work in manufacturing. A trade war with China will not revive American manufacturing...

Filial Piety and Family Violence in China

Chinese often say, “filial piety is the most important of all virtues,” and it’s observably true. The Chinese reality show “Where Are We Going, Dad?,” about celebrities and their kids, attracted a heart-stopping 75 million viewers per episode. And last month, the reality show “The...

China Policy Profiles: Senator Bernie Sanders

With a long and distinguished career in American politics, Bernie Sanders launched his first Presidential campaign in 2016 and continues to be a Democratic frontrunner in his pursuit for the 2020 Democratic nomination. Describing himself as a democratic-socialist throughout his political career,...

China Clears ‘The Revenant’ for Release, Cuts Expected

Fresh from its triumphs at the Oscars in the best actor, director and cinematography categories, The Revenant is giving 20th Century Fox more reason to cheer. Alejandro G. Inarritu's rugged revenge epic has been approved for a wide release in China, sources close to the decision in...

Transcript of President Jimmy Carter’s Remarks at the Forum on US-China Relations

The following is a transcript of President Carter’s remarks at the Annual Forum on US-China Relations, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the normalization of US-China relations. January 16-19, 2019 Atlanta, Georgia At this moment, my heart is filled with thanksgiving to Deng Xiaoping, who had the...

China to Ban Glacier Tourists in Mountainous Xinjiang Region By 2020 After ‘Inestimable’ Erosion

Tourists are to be banned from visiting the 22,698 square km of glaciers in the northern part of China’s autonomous region of Xinjiang,within four years after causing “inestimable” erosion and other damage, mainland media reports. Officials in the region have called on all other nations...

The Rise Of China Vs. The Rise Of The Chinese

What is the “rise of China”? While usually discussed in geopolitical (or international) terms, it has important socioeconomic (or domestic) connotations as well. The former is what we normally fall the “rise of China”; the “rise of the Chinese” could better refer to the...

The 2016 Chinese New Year Gala: a Propaganda Disaster

Chinese netizens are rolling their eyes at the heavy-handed propaganda in China’s most-watched TV program. The Chinese Internet has spoken: this year’s Chinese New Year Gala was the worst on record, and the main reason was a toxic dose of communist propaganda. Every year, China Central...

Who Gets to Wear a Cheongsam?: The Politics Of Cultural Appropriation Get More Complicated When You’re Mixed-Race, Like Me

The last time I wore a cheongsam, a classmate I'd never spoken to asked what a Mexican girl like me was doing appropriating her culture on Chinese New Year. At 16, I was already used to fielding questions about my identity —€” but I...

The Rise of Soft Power in U.S.-China Relations

  Soft power is a relatively new term, but the underlying concept is ancient. Every major civilization has used culture to represent its core values and to convince others of its good intentions. India expressed its moral principles through Hinduism, Buddhism, and other religions. The...

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