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Tag Archives: China

Students Encouraged to Leave Amidst Hong Kong Protests

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As the increasingly violent five-month-long Hong Kong protests continue, university students have been urged to leave (AP 1). The Chinese University of Hong Kong was barricaded by demonstrators after violent clashes with police on Tuesday (AP 1; NYT 1). During Tuesday’s protest at Chinese University, protesters threw more than 400 gasoline bombs (AP 1). In […]

Carbon Emissions Hits Record High

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According to the International Energy Agency, carbon emissions reached the highest level ever in 2018 (GCR). China, the United States, and India accounted for 85 percent of the carbon emissions due to increasing energy demand because of global economic growth (USA Today). The report said burning coal in electric was the largest contributor to the […]

China’s Xinjiang Detention Camps May Face UN Investigation

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Several human rights groups recently asked that the UN pass a resolution which would allow a fact-finding mission in the Chinese province of Xinjiang (Amnesty). This demand came due to China’s crackdown on the Uigher population, a minority of Turkic-speaking ethnically Chinese citizens who practice as Sunni Muslims (Bloomberg). The Uighers make up about 40% […]

U.S. to Formally Request Extradition of Huawei Official

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Canadian authorities arrested Meng Wanzhou, Chief Financial Officer of Chinese tech company Huawei, in December on charges of violating American sanctions on Iran (Reuters 1).  The United States’ Department of Justice recently stated that it will submit a formal request to Canadian authorities to extradite Meng for trial in the U.S. (AP).  Extradition requests must be […]