Tag Archives: China

U.S. Opens New De-Facto Embassy in Taiwan, Angering China

Washington, D.C. The United States has opened a new state-of-the-art facility in Taiwan that serves as Washington’s de facto embassy in the self-ruled island that Beijing claims is part of its territory. Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Marie Royce were among the dignitaries on hand for Tuesday’s unveiling ceremony for […]

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Calls for China to Face Ghosts of its Past on Tiananmen Anniversary

Beijing, China. The United States has added its voice to international calls for China’s communist-led government to give a full public accounting of those who were killed, detained or went missing during the violent suppression of peaceful demonstrations in and around Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989. In a bold statement from Washington to mark […]

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China Ponders ADIZ in Disputed Sea

TAIPEI –A Chinese state institution warned this week that Beijing is ready to set up an air defense identification zone (ADIZ) over the contested South China Sea, giving it the authority to screen foreign aircraft. But analysts say any enforcement would anger other countries without deterring traffic.                 […]

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Joyful Chinese Swimmer Testing Gold Standards in China

New York, N.Y. China is in love with Olympic swimmer Fu Yuanhui and it is not because of the medals she has won, but the way the joyful and goofy 20-year-old has handled herself on the global stage at the games in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Wikipedia, Chan-Fan. Her exaggerated expressions and happy nature have […]

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China Economy Ripples Into Laos

New York, N.Y.  A slowing in China’s economy is having rippling effects on Laos, which has been described by the World Bank as having “once of the fastest growing” economies in the East Asia and Pacific region. Laos Farm Photo: Franco Beccari  A decade long mining boom, combined with a rapid development of hydropower, has seen Laos’ […]

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Fame: Spotlight on Super Woman Clare Boothe Luce

New York, N.Y. Although I attended her funeral at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, I never knew Clare Boothe Luce in life. Through Sylvia Jukes Morris’ twin works, Rage For Fame and the most recent Price of Fame, I feel I have come to know Clare in all her complexity far more intimately. Sylvia Jukes Morris’ […]

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VIDEO: The Queen Calls Chinese Officials ‘Very Rude’

London, U.K. Queen Elizabeth has been caught on camera saying Chinese officials were “very rude” during a state visit to Britain by President Xi Jinping that London had said would herald a “golden era” in relations with Beijing. She was speaking at a garden party at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, the same day that Prime Minister […]

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Yale Center Beijing Head Named WEF Young Global Leader

Beijing, China. Carol Li Rafferty YC ’00, the managing director of Yale Center Beijing, has been named to the World Economic Forum’s newest class of Young Global Leaders, the WEF announced on March 16. Rafferty will join a community of young leaders under 40 from around the world and from organizations in all sectors. For five […]

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