In recent days, a lot of publicity has been focused around the emergence of a new flu in China. The World Health Organization just confirmed that there have been five deaths in China from a new bird flu virus. There have been 11 laboratory-confirmed cases of the H7N9 virus and it has yet to be… Continue reading Avian Influenza
President Xi Jinping just wrapped up his first foreign trip as China’s head of state. He visitedRussia, Tanzania, South Africa and the Republic of Congo. Deng Xiaoping’s firstforeign trip was Washington, DC in 1978. President Xi’s choice of Africa and Russia is sending a signal to the West of the strengthening relationships that do… Continue reading President Xi’s first foreign trip, the West is left out
There have been an increasing number of sinkholes forming throughout China within recent years. On March 26th, a massive sinkhole opened up in the southern city of Shenzhen, which killed a construction worker and significantly destructed a residential area. Residents had been complaining about tremors around the construction site as well. The Guangdong province has… Continue reading Buildings swallowed by the Earth: Sinkholes in China
President Xi Jinping is currently on his first overseas trip as China’s leader and the question of the Africa-China relationship is extremely relevant. A recent concern among many Africans is that China is a new colonial power that will over-extract the raw resources from Africa and sell manufactured goods. When in Tanzania, Mr. Xi actually… Continue reading Will China help Africa or will it over-extract?
Despite China’s significant increases in modernization and westernization it is still very obvious that the government plays a prominent role in censoring the actions of the citizens. Recently the government cut scenes from the new James Bond “Skyfall”. The citizens were enraged which they mainly voiced through social media such as the Chinese equivalent of… Continue reading James Bond, Moviegoers Face New Nemesis: Chinese Censors
“A New Kind Of Community Grows in Shanghai”“A New Kind Of Community Grows in Shanghai” is a New York Times article that discusses a new green-focused urban project in Shanghai’s old French Concession neighborhood. The Jiashan Market development was created by Brearly Architects + Urbanists, an Australian based company that now has offices in… Continue reading “A New Kind Of Community Grows in Shanghai”