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

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.

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

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

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.

Pitt suspends Confucius Institute Chinese language program

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.

Blog: Further reflections on adoption, Chinese study abroad

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 time I returned to my hometown Gaoyou. When I came back to the United States, I wrote a column reflec...

Blog: Shanghai from sunrise to sunset

Blog: Shanghai from sunrise to sunset

By Levko Karmazyn, Staff Writer

January 31, 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 it all. But the more my focus narrowed, whether on an individual life, a single small shop or even o...

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

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, until news from across the ocean reminds me that it’s the physical marker of China, a country that...

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