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Blog: Further reflections on adoption, Chinese study abroad

Copy Chief Kim Rooney looks out over the Great Wall of China during her summer study abroad program.

By Kim Rooney, Contributing Editor

February 8, 2019

When I become too embroiled in writer’s block, I often remind myself that, so long as I stay alive to do so, I can update pieces I write. I studied abroad in Shanghai in the summer of 2017, during which time I returned to my hometown Gaoyou. When I came back to the United States, I wrote a column reflec...

China is phasing out its one-child policy for the wrong reasons

Demographics of China's population after the ruling party decided to end the one-child policy, allowing married couples to have 2 children, in 2016. (Graphic via Tribune News Service)

By Kim Rooney | Contributing Editor

June 20, 2018

The small oval scar on the top of my left arm goes unnoticed by most. They have no reason to look, since the United States stopped administering the smallpox vaccination in 1972. Even I forget it’s there, until news from across the ocean reminds me that it’s the physical marker of China, a country that...

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