Tag Archives: China

Stocks Plunge Worldwide as China’s Market Hits 8-Year Low

Washington, D.C.  World markets tumbled Monday after the main Chinese stock market suffered its biggest plunge in eight years. Shortly after opening, the Dow Jones industrial average hit its lowest level in over five months and the Nasdaq composite saw its lowest point in four weeks. Serious setback The Chinese government’s dramatic efforts to prop […]

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China Returns Passport to Artist, Critic Ai Weiwei

Beijing, China. Four years after his passport was seized by Beijing authorities, Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has gotten it back. Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei. The 57-year-old artist and government critic made the announcement Wednesday on the social media site Instagram, posting a photo of himself holding up the document, with a simple caption […]

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How Studying in America Made Me a Better Person

Shanghai, China.  I first studied in America when I was a freshman at Evergreen State College, WA. Over the summer when I was there I lived with a local family and made friends from everywhere. As transformative and impressive as the trip was, I didn’t think a summer would be sufficient for me to see […]

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On Leadership, College Awards, Cooperates with Foundation

With Ryan D. Turnewitsch 1972: walking up the hill to Marietta Junior High School in Ohio, I never imagined I would one day be working in developing nations around the world – or cooperating with Marietta College to develop the leadership needed to do so. The author receiving Marietta College’s prestigious McDonough Award for Excellence in […]

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The Battle for Civil Rights Continues in America

I grew up in China where racism has never been a social issue due to the lack of racial diversity, so learning what really happened here in America is not just eye opening; it changes how I see this country in a lot of ways.

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In Hong Kong, Occupy Central Gains Momentum

Hong Kong.  Occupy Central with Love and Peace (OCLP), often abbreviated to Occupy Central, is an organization advocating the nonviolent occupation protest for universal suffrage in Central, Hong Kong that started on 27 September 2014.  It had previously been scheduled to start in the second half of 2014. In Hong Kong, Occupy Central Gains Momentum. Photo: Hong Kong Freelancers Network. The campaign was initiated by Benny […]

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At Clinton Forum, Western Union Highlights ‘NGO GlobalPay’

New York, N.Y.  I was delighted to breakfast with my friends at Western Union at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) this week, including its President and CEO Hikmet Ersek who I met last year at CGI, and Luella Chavez D’Angelo who I have interviewed in the past (piece). It was at last year’s breakfast I […]

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Spotlight on Young Scientists at “Summer Davos” in China

Dalian, P.R.C.  As part of the World Economic Forum’s New Champions community, 40 Young Scientists from 19 countries will participate in the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2013, which will take place in Dalian from 11 to 13 September. The Meeting, held under the theme “Meeting the Innovation Imperative,” will welcome over 1,600 participants […]

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