Growth Potential

Clarey Zhu explores the world of Chinese investment in Israeli high tech After China’s Bright Food acquired 56% of Israel’s largest food producer, Tnuva, in May, the burgeoning Chinese-Israeli connection in high tech and venture capital finally aroused public attention.  The “Start-up Nation,” as Israel was called in highly popular 2009 book on the topic by Dan Senor and Saul Singer, now eagerly seeks foreign investment … Continue reading Growth Potential

War, History and Education

Yupei Guo and Yumi Koga reflect on their views regarding the history of the Sino-Japanese War in China and Japan, respectively <span “font-family:=”” calibri;mso-fareast-font-family:”times=”” roman”;mso-bidi-font-family:”times=”” roman”;=”” color:black;mso-font-kerning:18.0pt”=””>Never forget national disgrace <span “font-family:calibri;=”” mso-fareast-font-family:”times=”” roman”;mso-bidi-font-family:”times=”” roman”;=”” color:black;mso-font-kerning:18.0pt”=””>Yupei Guo <span “font-family:calibri;=”” mso-fareast-font-family:”times=”” roman”;mso-bidi-font-family:”times=”” roman”;=”” color:black;mso-font-kerning:18.0pt”=””>Early on the morning of September 18, 2011, I was among over a thousand weary high school students shuffling to line up on … Continue reading War, History and Education

The Silent Dream

April Dan Feng asks her compatriots what the “Chinese Dream” means to them. A chubby, middle-aged man with glasses pretended to read on his computer while I stared at the wall in his office in the Publicity Department of the Communist Party in Chongqing. This awkward silence followed a period of seemingly smooth small talk, or rather, was ignited by my simple question: “What do … Continue reading The Silent Dream

The Value of History

Schuyler Schouten, a Senior Director at Kissinger Associates, argues for the importance of studying Chinese history. US-China relations, once the province of a small group of experts in each country, now unfold through countless daily interactions in a range of fields.  Whatever role you may play in a bilateral relationship of defining importance to the future, spare a thought for the past.  The study of … Continue reading The Value of History

Learning to Remember

Yifu Dong reviews Louisa Lim’s People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited. If George Orwell were still alive, maybe he would have regretted naming his book 1984 instead of 1989. But as Orwell noted in 1984, the year would not have mattered, for no one in Oceania remembered the date anymore. Likewise, very few in China care to remember about the fateful date of June 4, 1989. Yet, somehow, I learned. … Continue reading Learning to Remember

Serving the Bilateral Relationship

Forrest Lin talks to Gary Locke about his ambassadorship to China. Gary Locke has served in a variety of roles in the public service, as Governor of Washington State, US Secretary of Commerce, and most recently, United States Ambassador to China. Since former Ambassador Locke has been busy with various endeavors, I conduct a phone interview with him to discuss highlights of his career in … Continue reading Serving the Bilateral Relationship

Thinking Small

Andrea Smith takes a look at JUNO and China’s push into particle physics In the field of science and technology, China has consistently trailed the developed world for the past 50 years. With the proposed Jiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory (JUNO), expected to be completed in 2019, however, it seems China is ready to take steps to get ahead, at least in the field of particle … Continue reading Thinking Small

Dams and Dollars

Jean Young Koo asks what US-China cooperation on the Grand Inga Dam project could mean for the relationship in Africa Historically, Africa has been a land of opportunities for warring superpowers attempting to secure their political influence and economic profit. Recently, however there seems to have been a shift in the dynamics of African economic development. For the last two decades, the G2 powers—the United … Continue reading Dams and Dollars

The Occupiers: Out of the Classroom and Into the Streets

Emily Feng elucidates student perspectives on the demonstrations in Hong Kong September 22, 2014, would have been like any other day, if not for the thousands of students who streamed into the square of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, instead of filing dutifully into their Monday classes. The students sported yellow armbands, shouted “Reject fake elections!” and clutched in their hands the signature umbrellas which … Continue reading The Occupiers: Out of the Classroom and Into the Streets

A Question of Character

MIGUEL PAREDES discusses developments in the relationship between the Chinese people and their unique written language. “Do you have a WeChat?” is rapidly becoming synonymous with ni hao for China’s new digital generation. With social media platforms ranging from the ever-popular QQ to the twitter-esque WeiBo, the technologically-driven youth spend hours updating profiles and uploading pictures, turning Beijing’s rush hour into a sea of bobbed heads … Continue reading A Question of Character