South China Sea: China’s Claims and Implications of U.S. Intervention

On Tuesday morning, October 27, 2015 Beijing time, the U.S. Navy conducted an operation in the South China Sea (SCS), sending a destroyer within 12 nautical miles of one of China’s man-made islands. The mission, which received approval from President Obama, is the first activity the U.S. military has had in the region since China…

China Teaching Youth to Calculate, Not Innovate

As China’s economy shows clearer signs of a slowdown, with GDP growth expected to cap at under 7%, the country will now rely increasingly on its greatest investment—the Chinese youth. However, though the Chinese have advocated for a strong education system that is serving to fuel the country’s developing economy, there is growing concern about…

Royal Welcome: UK Rolls Out Red Carpet for China’s Xi Jinping

In Great Britain this week, Chinese President Xi Jinping met with British Prime Minister David Cameron—the two convening to discuss major bilateral deals through which China will invest $46 billion in the UK economy. Cameron has declared that these deals will create 3,900 new jobs in the UK, though the Conservatives neglect to mention that the…