A US Company Purchasing TikTok is the Best Option for its Global Survival

Introduction TikTok is a multifaceted social media app that has taken the US by storm in the past two years. People around the world can find funny and useful videos on the platform to share with their family and friends. Users have created subcultures on the app that constitute one main culture of TikTok that […]

The Danger of the Chinese Fishing Trips to the Galápagos

Details on the Fleet Every year, a Chinese fishing fleet makes its way to the international waters near the Galápagos Islands. This year, 260 fishing vessels made the journey across the Pacific Ocean and are stationed a few hundred miles off the coast. This annual journey is made with the goal of catching unique, and […]

The Ongoing Genocide of Muslims in Xinjiang

Introduction When someone thinks of genocide, they usually imagine a sudden mass murder. But, as decided at the United Nations Genocide Convention in 1948, genocide is also the physical or mental harm, prevention of births, and forced transfer of children in a certain group. The 152 member states of this convention are obligated to prevent […]

Global Response is Needed to End China’s Repression of Uighurs

Introduction The Chinese government has held more than a million Muslims in concentration camps. They use different ways to torture them, similar to what happened during the Holocaust. They have been doing this for a long time behind closed doors, so no one else can interfere. Some people do not think that this is a genocide but […]

The Conflict Between Vietnam and China: The Incessant Battle Over Islands

During these past months, the relationship between China and Vietnam is crumpling, as the once linked forces are battling over their national boundaries. Resulting from this, Vietnam has seen a large escalating number of anti-Chinese riots, who are attacking the Chinese and even Taiwanese businesses on Vietnamese ground. Chinese businesses are leaving in large numbers, creating […]

New Threat of North Korea: Nuclear Testing Danger

It has been six months since the last time the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, threatened to use nuclear weapons on South Korea, leaving only a “sea of fire” in Seoul, the capital of South Korea. Currently, North Korea has been preparing for their 4th nuclear test. The neighboring countries have all been speaking […]

Up in Black Smoke: A Chinese Pollution Problem

China is going through an Industrial Revolution not too different from the European and American Industrial Revolution of the 19th century. This revolution took China from a horrible rural wasteland that it is today. The industrial revolution has occurred so much faster with the technological era that has swept the world in the 21st century, and […]

Tear Down This Wall: The “Great Firewall”

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If you go into the average American household, one of the first things that you will see is a computer or some form of technology that can access the Internet such as a phone or tablet. While some people still do not have this technology due to financial differences, the majority do. Every day, people […]

The Taiwanese Sunflower Movement – A Critical Point for Democracy

On March 17th, 2014, the Kuomingtang party, the political majority in Taiwan, forced a trade pact with China through the island’s government, overriding the Taiwanese Legislature in an executive action by President Ma Yingjeou. This action elicited public outcry because it is seen as a violation of democratic process. The following morning, hundreds of Taiwanese […]