Trade War: Origins and Tentative Future

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Donald Trump’s election overturned many assumptions about US foreign policy, leading to great uncertainty among the international community as to whether the US would continue to stand by the institutions that support the rule of law across the world. As Trump’s inauguration approached, and his rhetoric grew increasingly combative, Xi Jinping announced at the January […]

Why more EU countries might soon join the Belt & Road Initiative

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Earlier this week, Italy announced that it will be joining Xi Jinping’s Belt & Road Initiative (BRI). Today, Lichtenstein became the second European Union country to join the hugely ambitious project. I was initially surprised to see a second EU country join so quickly after Italy, especially considering that many online publishings were of the […]

Duyun Diary, part 2

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Day 4 I was accompanying Lanxin to the local traditional medicine hospital nearly daily, and the doctors wanted some of her medical records from my phone so they gave me the hospital wifi password. Having a Chinese hospital’s wifi password has to count for bragging rights I think. There was a small baozi (similar to […]