Unpacking the BRI: China’s Infrastructure Plan and Its Motivations

In recent years, China under the leadership of Xi Jinping has embarked on an ambitious international infrastructure investment program called the Belt and Road Initiative or BRI. The initiative has seen China sign agreements or implement projects with countries worldwide, including in Southeast Asia, East Africa, and Latin America. Dr. Spencer Cohen, Senior Economist at Community Attributes Inc., will share his thoughts on the BRI, […]
Aug 15, 2019

Skipping class for an away game in the United States

UW student Qiao "Bridge" Hu immigrated from Beijing to the U.S. in 2014. Though he struggled to adapt at first, he says now that he doesn't regret coming.
Jul 22, 2019

Looking for a sense of belonging in the United States

While in the process of becoming a U.S. citizen, Lulu McManigal lost her Chinese citizenship. Now, she's struggling to find a sense of belonging.
Jun 4, 2019

Global women’s fight against sexual harassment didn’t start with #MeToo

Women in countries such as India, Pakistan and others have long organized successful campaigns against sexual harassment.
Apr 30, 2019

Advocate describes China’s growing movement for LGBTQI rights

Ping "Hoping" Hou, an advocate for the LGBTQI community in China, says one of the major obstacles to equal rights in China is the current societal expectations and conservative family values.
Feb 14, 2019

“China Love” captures the wedding dreams of Chinese couples

The film “China Love” explores the meaning behind the fantasy-making trend in China — the pre-wedding photoshoot.
Jan 14, 2019

Artist fills 10,000 bottles with polluted water for exhibition

Brother Nut filled 10,000 emptied bottles of Nongfu Spring water, a well-known brand of bottled water in China, with the polluted water that villagers have been drinking.
Dec 4, 2018

Narushige Michishita discusses pacifism and U.S.-Japan relations

Policy expert Narushige Michishita discusses U.S.-Japan relations and whether strong defense contradicts Japan’s constitutional stance on pacifism.
Nov 14, 2018

Knowledge of Mandarin Chinese opens doors for Zimbabwe’s young job seekers

Many young Zimbabwe job seekers have been learning Mandarin, as Chinese people and Chinese-owned businesses have settled there in recent years.
Sep 10, 2018

Taiwan’s Aboriginal cultures inspire Cloud Gate’s “Formosa”

The renowned Taiwanese choreographer Lin Hwai-min spoke to an audience at Meany Theater on his last tour before retirement.
Mar 28, 2018

Beijing Queer Chorus sings for a better world

Members of the chorus say they hope to bring some of the progress in the LGBTQ community in the United States back to China.
Mar 14, 2018

Why Taiwan?

The Taiwan Studies Program at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies presents “Why Taiwan?” as UW Professor Jeff Hou and Jackson School Assistant Professor and historian of Taiwan James Lin talk to Chang Tieh-Chih – Taiwanese political critic and former chief editor of Hong Kong’s monthly City Magazine.
Jan 29, 2018

China urges all sides in North Korea standoff to “stop irritating” each other

China urged all parties in Korea standoff to stay calm, a day after North Korea said the United States was pushing the region to the brink of nuclear war.
May 3, 2017

‘Umbrella movement’ activists charged after Hong Kong gets new leader

The move, a day after a new Beijing-backed leader was chosen, provoked anger among protesters and heightened political tension in the Chinese-ruled city.
Mar 27, 2017
Chief Sealth Junior Allison Steele reacts during a dragon dance ceremony that opened an exhibition game between Nankai High School and Chief Sealth in 2015. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Divergent Values: Where Chinese and Seattleites risk misreading each other

With so many new Chinese arrivals in Seattle, time for a guide to cultural understanding from someone with experience in both cultures.
Jan 31, 2017
Getting ready to toss yee sang aka yu sheng. (Photo from Flickr by C.K. Koay)

Forget Pike Place, there’s a better reason to toss fish this Lunar New Year

Yee sang, a Chinese/Southeast Asian dish assembled through a high-flying Lunar New Year "prosperity toss" proves surprisingly hard to find in Seattle.
Jan 28, 2017
Sylvia Zhao, 22, sits in her newly rented room in a townhouse owned by a fellow Chinese international student in Lake City. (Photo by Katherine Jinyi Li)

Are Chinese international students feeding Seattle’s real estate crisis?

For some wealthy Chinese families hoping to park money offshore, sending a kid to study in Seattle and buying them a new house seems like a great investment.
Oct 3, 2016
Jenny Chen, a resident of Wallingford, has gone missing while backpacking in Mexico. Here, Chen is seen while traveling in Puebla, Mexico, in March. (Courtesy of Jonathan Reinhard)

What do you do when a loved one goes missing abroad?

Frustration with uncooperative embassies and local police are common when Americans go missing abroad.
May 20, 2016

Confessions of a Chinese 12th man

The NFL's Chinese promotions are building a legion of fans of American football, with the Seahawks among the most popular teams.
Apr 27, 2016
My mom and I in China before we moved to Boise, Idaho. (Courtesy photo)

Siblings I never had: The end of China’s one-child policy touches Seattle

China's "loneliest generation" reflects on the end of the one-child policy.
Apr 9, 2016