How China’s Censorship is Affecting the Global Economy

By: Pooja Gundimeda The people of Hong Kong have been protesting for months now in response to the extradition bill proposed by the local government. The bill would have allowed for criminal suspects to be extradited to the mainland, posing a major threat to democracy as the bill could be used to target activists speaking…

A Solution to the Sexual Assault Epidemic in India

By: Pooja Gundimeda India is undeniably facing an epidemic which has taken the lives of thousands of women, both young and old. Daily rape and sexual assault is plaguing the country, and has become increasingly common in recent years—gradually embedding itself into Indian culture and social norms. According to the National Crime Records Bureau 2013…

The World Needs to Pay Attention to China

By Joe McInerney             While much of the international community has been focused on developments in the Middle East and the United States has been tuned into the impeachment battle in Congress, China has quietly escalated violence against an entire Muslim minority in its country, the Uighurs. As the extent to which the Chinese government has…

The Cost of Democracy

By Juilin Lu After several months of struggle, the Hong Kong Anti-Extradition-Law movement has finally achieved some success. The Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced the formal withdrawal of the Extradition Bill in response to the five demands made by the protestors. To achieve this goal, the city has suffered a tremendous amount. The protests have…

Backgrounder: China x NBA

By Emery Jochnau By now, most of the international community is aware of the pro-democracy protests that have been going on for nearly five months in Hong Kong. Some, however, might not understand exactly why they are occurring. Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, and because of this…

Macau: Hong Kong’s Sister City

By Ryan Thiele Over the last few months, there has been considerable attention given to Hong Kong, the Special Administrative Region (SAR) that was turned over from the British Empire in 1997. Hong Kong’s democratic protests are sure to grab headlines for months to come, especially since they are inspiring other movements across the globe,…

Neutrality as the “Price” of Globalism

By Abby Ivancevich In a world that has come to have a few disproportionately dominant countries, international corporations and organizations are some of the only actors able to challenge such broad authority. Although not always directly affiliated with one another, they can have significant influence as a group. Sometimes, though, they choose to respond to…

Emperor Emeritus: Akihito’s Man-of-the-People Legacy

By Riley Fink Japan currently finds itself in a transitional period. Earlier this year, in a historic fashion, then-current emperor Akihito was set to abdicate of his own accord and leave the throne to his son, Naruhito. When he first conveyed this desire in 2016, it sent a shock-wave through Japanese society. This passing of…