Global health crisis & politics: Taiwan should be included in WHO

By: Juilin Lu Over the past few decades, there has been a conflict between mainland China and Taiwan over representation in international organizations. After replacing Taiwan in the United Nations Security Council in 1971, the People’s Republic of China  began to take over Taiwan’s place in other international organizations as well. When current President Tsai…

Surviving COVID-19: China’s Economic Aftermath

By: Lauren Hutson China ranks as the second-largest economy in the world and the fastest-growing trillion-dollar economy. With a staggering GDP of $14.14 trillion in 2019, it consists of 16.38% of the global economy. Thus, the widespread halt of business activity from the coronavirus epidemic has had serious implications for an economy of its size….

The Economic and Cultural Consequences of a Global Pandemic

By: Julie Schneiberg Dating back as early as 165 A.D., there have been ten major global pandemics that have claimed the lives of millions and instilled fear in millions more, but what exactly is classified as a pandemic? According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a pandemic is the worldwide spread of…

5G, China, and the United States: What’s so important about another G

By: Michael DeLeers It seems every week a new technological development is making headlines. With companies like Space X, Google, and Apple constantly driving innovation, it is not hard to believe. However, there are also a number of incredibly important technological developments happening under the radar. One of the most critical is 5G, “the next…

Lost at Sea: America in Search of a Strategy

By: Kyle River On February 12th, the Alexander Hamilton Society hosted an event entitled ‘Adrift in the Pacific: America in the Sea of Great Power Competition.’ Headlined by an expert panel, including the Honorable Randall Schriver, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Affairs, and Dr. Andrew Kydd, a renowned Political Science professor at UW-Madison,…

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…

Religious Persecution in China: Watching History Repeat?

By Zach Lipecki The year is 1899, and the Chinese Boxer Rebellion has just begun with the killing of two priests in Juye County, China. What would follow over the course of the next two years was a dark, albeit short, time in Chinese history; thousands of Christians and foreign missionaries would be hunted and…

Hong Kong’s Symbolic Meaning to Chinese

By Juilin Lu After months of demonstration, the people of Hong Kong’ not seem to have shifted Beijing politics. Millions of Hong Kong citizens are pushing for a democratic government, and the government answered their calls with tear gas and rubber bullets. As Beijing decided to take a hard-line approach toward this issue,  it is…