Post Tagged with: "China"

Julia Hennrikus

Practicality Can’t Be Lost in Hong Kong

National Day is supposed to be a day of celebration for most Chinese. Yet, in the small city-state of Hong Kong, this Oct. 1 holiday was the beginning of a movement. Self-government and self-determination have been rallying cries for the thousands of students who flooded the streets for the Occupy[Read More…]

by October 10, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Protesters supporting Hong Kong demonstrators rallied outside the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office on Wednesday.

Rally Supports Hong Kong Protests

Around 200 protesters, including several Georgetown students, gathered at the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office and marched to the White House on Wednesday night to demonstrate support for the Occupy Central protest currently occurring in Hong Kong, where 14 Georgetown students are currently studying abroad. The rally was organized[Read More…]

by October 3, 2014 0 comments City News, News

With Weibo, Programs Connect With China

As research, recruitment, and faculty and student interest from China continues to grow at Georgetown, administrators are looking to build greater ties with China through Weibo, a Chinese social media site that works much like Twitter. “Georgetown University is the leading university in Washington, D.C., and in the country in[Read More…]

by April 4, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

In Taiwan, a Call to Uphold US Values

Nearly 35 years ago next month, the U.S. Congress passed the Taiwan Relations Act, an act that has defined U.S. relationships with the small island country ever since. On this historic anniversary, the United States may be tempted to rejoice in the act’s success in providing the diplomatic flexibility to[Read More…]

by March 28, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China

China is a massive country, far beyond what one person can possibly summarize or understand. Any one statement I could try to make about my impression of the country would be vague or incorrect. The best that I can do is describe how it feels to me. China somehow seems[Read More…]

by December 7, 2013 0 comments Uncategorized

China Puzzle Looms Beyond U.S. Campaigns

On top of shouting matches on every topic from economic policy to the appropriate way to store canines in moving vehicles, President Obama and Mitt Romney are still squabbling over one issue: Chinese policy. Both candidates have argued that the United States should adopt an aggressive attitude in dealing with[Read More…]

by October 2, 2012 0 comments Opinion

In China, Obama a U.S. President or Celebrity?

Two Americans, a German and a Dutch girl walk into a bar, order two mojitos, a San Miguel and a cocktail. The only punchline here is the bar itself, a brightly lit expat hangout whose constant loop of “Sweet Caroline” and “Livin’ on a Prayer” make for good sing-alongs. Of[Read More…]

by September 18, 2012 0 comments Opinion

Daisey Apologizes for Fabrications

Author and actor Mike Daisey apologized Monday for misrepresenting information in his monologueperformance “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” the content of which was recently found to be fabricated. Despite admitting to falsifying his descriptions of working conditions at Apple factories in China, Daiseyargued in his talk in Lohrfink Auditorium that his mistakes should[Read More…]

by March 19, 2012 0 comments Uncategorized

Big Ten, Big 12 Challenge for Top Spot in Conference Rankings

Just as America’s reign as the world’s lone superpower is encountering a challenge from a rising China, the Big East’s dominant position in college basketball is being tested by the Big Ten and the Big 12 this season. But to make a fair assessment of the picture, a ranking of[Read More…]

by February 23, 2012 0 comments Uncategorized

Foul Shots: Part of a Game

The Georgetown men’s basketball team’s trip to China gained international attention as video of the unfortunate fight between the Hoyas and the Bayi Rockets went viral around the world. There have since been a plethora of stories written about the incident, many with factual errors and misinterpretations. The purpose of[Read More…]

by September 2, 2011 0 comments Opinion