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The People’s Republic at 70

The People’s Republic at 70

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

October 7, 2019

China celebrated the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Tuesday, even as violent clashes broke out in Hong Kong and continued over the weekend. This year’s annual National Day celebration saw 15,000 troops, hundreds of tanks and numerous aircraft travel thro...

Tens of thousands in Hong Kong boycott first day of school

Tens of thousands in Hong Kong boycott first day of school

Nadia Lam and Vincent Yu, Associated Press

September 2, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) — Clad in gas masks along with their formal white school uniforms, tens of thousands of students in Hong Kong boycotted the first day of classes Monday as part of a citywide strike following a violent weekend of demonstrations. High school students added gas masks, goggles and hard...

Prosperity, repression mark China 30 years after Tiananmen

Prosperity, repression mark China 30 years after Tiananmen

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press

June 4, 2019

BEIJING (AP) — Thirty years since the Tiananmen Square protests, China's economy has catapulted up the world rankings, yet political repression in the country is harsher than many who watched those events would have anticipated. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims are held in re-education camps without...

Poor countries take on debt with China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Poor countries take on debt with China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Cole Bursch, Contributing Writer

June 3, 2019

Since China introduced its plans to rebuild ancient trading routes in Eurasia in 2013, there have been billions of dollars poured into investments in Africa and Western Asia, with signed Memorandums of Understanding in a number of European countries like Italy. But while Chinese officials have touted t...

Typhoons and hurricanes set to increase due to climate change, experts say

Typhoons and hurricanes set to increase due to climate change, experts say

Katelyn Henslin, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2018

In the beginning of this month, Hurricane Florence left the Carolinas flooded. At the same time, “superstorm” Typhoon Mangkhut, a Category 5 hurricane, made its way through the Philippines to Hong Kong, China. With powerful winds getting up to 180 miles per hour, Mangkhut has become one of the most...

Building Big Brother: China’s new frontier

Building Big Brother: China’s new frontier

Cody Corrall, Multimedia Editor

May 21, 2018

Students and faculty gathered in the Levan 100 auditorium on Wednesday night for a panel on China’s relationship between science fiction and technological innovation – and how they manifest in different cultures. The panel, hosted by the DePaul Chinese Studies Program, featured Stanley Chan, a prolific ...

Episode 24: China’s New Frontier

Episode 24: China’s New Frontier

Cody Corrall, Multimedia Editor

May 21, 2018

    On this week's episode: Nebula award winning author Stanley Chen is invited to discuss the relationship between science fiction and technology in China — and how it relates to the Western world....

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