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Yitian Wang (left), Yanchen Ge (center) and Yanzhu Chen (right) each help run Pitt-China Weekly. Martin Zhang, Ruixin Feng, Aaron Wu and Henry He are also on the staff for the student-run news channel on WeChat.

Student-run news channel seeks to connect Chinese international students with Pitt

By Kiera Ledermann, Staff Writer April 14, 2021
Since Yitian Wang founded Pitt-China Weekly this February, the news channel is making the nearly 7,000-mile distance from Pitt to China feel a little shorter for Chinese international students and their parents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pitt’s centers for Governance and Markets and Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, as well as the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh and Congregation Beth Shalom, all collaborated to host a virtual event Tuesday to raise awareness about the geneocide of Uyghur Muslims in China.

‘They kill us here’: Survivor of Uyghur concentration camps recounts torture

By Anushay Chaudhry, Staff Writer September 2, 2020
Tursun shared her story during a virtual event hosted by Pitt’s centers for Governance and Markets and Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, as well as the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh and Congregation Beth Shalom. The organizations held the event to raise awareness about the ongoing genocide of Uyghur Muslims in China.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, China has drastically cut exports of personal protective equipment like masks, respirators, gowns, and goggles.

Opinion | Virus or no virus, Americans should not rely on China for medicine

By Michael Clifford, Staff Columnist April 16, 2020
From giving extensive state subsidies to domestic firms and blocking foreign companies from entering their market, China is not allowing honest competition. 
President Donald Trump speaks at the Economic Club of New York on Nov. 12 in New York City. Trump, speaking to business leaders and others in the financial community, spoke about the state of the U.S. economy and the prolonged trade talks with China.

Opinion | End the trade war, but don’t let China off the hook

By Michael Clifford, Staff Columnist November 13, 2019
Trump should look for another solution if he hopes to constructively punish Chinese policies that have reduced competition.
Lebron James answered questions about the NBA’s current tension with China at a press conference on Monday.

Column: LeBron is all for activism — until it’s an inconvenience

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor October 16, 2019
LeBron James recently addressed Daryl Morey’s comments and the ensuing fallout from China, resulting in a stunning display of tone-deafness from an individual typically known for adept social commentary.
The Chinese flag is seen with a display of basketballs at the NBA store in Beijing on Oct. 9.

The NBA is being bullied by China, and it can’t continue

By Sean Tierney, Staff Writer October 9, 2019
Less than a week ago, the Houston Rockets were one of the most popular basketball teams in China. Today, they are an enemy of the Chinese state. The same team once loved by Yao Ming, NBA Hall of Famer and current chairman of the Chinese Basketball Association, is now the focal point of a Chinese blacklisting of the NBA.
The University announced in July that the Confucius Institute at Pitt will not continue its Chinese language program for this academic year.

Pitt suspends Confucius Institute Chinese language program

By Emily Wen, For The Pitt News September 5, 2019
On July 31, Pitt announced that the Confucius Institute will discontinue its Chinese language program for this academic year as a result of new guidelines from the U.S. State Department.
Copy Chief Kim Rooney looks out over the Great Wall of China during her summer study abroad program.

Blog: Further reflections on adoption, Chinese study abroad

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...

Scooters and ofo bikes line the streets outside of East China Normal Universitys campus in Shanghai.

Blog: Shanghai from sunrise to sunset

By Levko Karmazyn, Staff Writer February 1, 2019

Shanghai gave me a new appreciation for chaos. Between the insane driving, commerce and sheer number of inhabitants — 24 million or so — it seemed as if there was no way I could ever make sense of...

Demographics of Chinas 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)

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

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,...

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