In 1990, the US produced 37% of the world’s semiconductors and Europe 44%. Now, those numbers are down to 12 and 9%, respectively, and in addition Taiwan has a near-monopoly on advanced node logic chips, of which it produces 92% of global supply (Financial Times). This dominance came about because TSMC’s early strategy was to […]
非洲老百姓关于中国投资项目有什么观点？/ What views do regular people in Africa have regarding Chinese investment projects?
Please note: this essay was first written in Chinese and translated to English afterward. I am still learning Chinese so advanced and native speakers may find mistakes or odd word choices. The information in this essay is primarily from a February 3, 2021 webinar hosted by The Diplomat, “African Perspectives on China.” The conclusion at […]
In the past week or so a lot of disturbing rumors have been emerging from China about the COVID-19 viral outbreak. Most of them are unofficially reported and just pass through the grapevine, for example about hospitals in Wuhan turning people away because they’re at maximum capacity, doctors abandoning their posts, human-to-human transmission since almost […]
The Longest Day in Chang’an has been lauded as one of the best modern Chinese tv series, with fans going so far to say it is of comparable quality to some of the best Western shows. Parallels have been drawn with Game of Thrones, since both focus heavily on characters’ perspectives and motivations. In brief, […]