Unpacking the BRI: China’s Infrastructure Plan and Its Motivations
by Globalist Staff
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
by Andy Yamashita
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
by Christine McManigal
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
by The Conversation
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
by Leona Vaughn
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
by Zijun Cathy You
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
by Xiang Shen
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
by Kimberly Westenhiser
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
by Global Press News Service
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”
by Mayumi Tsutakawa
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
by Kamna Shastri
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
by Globalist Staff
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
Divergent Values: Where Chinese and Seattleites risk misreading each other
by Kate Wang
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
Forget Pike Place, there’s a better reason to toss fish this Lunar New Year
by Gregory Scruggs
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
Are Chinese international students feeding Seattle’s real estate crisis?
by Katherine Jinyi Li
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
What do you do when a loved one goes missing abroad?
by Sarah Stuteville
Frustration with uncooperative embassies and local police are common when Americans go missing abroad.
May 20, 2016
Confessions of a Chinese 12th man
by Yiqin Weng
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