Chinese abuses merit U.S. action

April 20, 2006 • 0
Sixty years ago, a vow of “Never Again” was the world’s reaction to the unspeakable horrors of Auschwitz. But today, why do concentration camps still exist, despite our determination to stamp out this worst manifestation of human evil? Why have genocides happened in Cambodia, northern Iraq, Bosnia, Rwanda and now Sudan? We may find some »

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February 8, 2006 • 0
Do corporations have a duty not to be evil? The public rallies for divestment from Sudan were still fresh on one’s mind when the news headlines reported Google’s fall from grace. Though it once proudly espoused the motto, “Don’t be evil,” Google finally caved in to pressures from the Chinese government and launched a pro-censorship »

U.S. must think policy with China, not business

November 15, 2005 • 0
President Bush heads to China this Saturday with free trade, currency and intellectual rights on the top of his agenda. Of course, issues like Taiwan, terrorism, drug-trafficking and North Korea will be mentioned sometime during the talks. But in essence, this is a business trip. If business concerns dominate the U.S. foreign policy towards China, »

Change from China? Not from Hu alone

September 7, 2005 • 0
The Chinese leader Hu Jintao’s recently postponed visits to the White House and Yale University would have marked an important milestone in his political career and U.S.-Sino relations. If not for the unexpected Katrina catastrophe, these high-profile receptions would have been part of this first official visit to the United States as the head of »

Chinese network’s demise is free speech’s loss

April 15, 2005 • 0
A New York-based Chinese-language TV station that broke the news on the SARS epidemic in China and infuriated Chinese authorities with uncensored news reports is now fighting to stay on the air. The Beijing-owned China Satellite Communication Corp. sent a letter to the European satellite provider Eutelsat last May requesting that this station, New Tang »

I’m newly American — and newly appreciative

January 10, 2005 • 0
I was staring at my cell phone when the time crawled to 12:00 a.m., Jan. 1, 2005. I didn’t make a New Year’s resolution. I was already happy. Two weeks earlier, on Dec. 15, I had fulfilled a dream that was almost a decade in the making: I became an American citizen. That day marked »

Human rights in China merit our attention

April 19, 2004 • 0
The United States introduced a resolution last week in Geneva at the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) conference, advocating human rights in China. However, few countries chose to take a stand on this issue and the resolution was tabled once more. It seems as if China’s troubling human rights violations are too far »

Falun Gong persecution merits our attention

January 12, 2004 • 0
In the late 1990s, if you had gone for an early-morning stroll around a park almost anywhere in China, you would have found a tranquil but powerful scene: the grounds covered with people from all parts of society practicing the slow movements of Falun Gong. A Chinese government survey at the time concluded that as »

Elis come in behind host at Princeton

October 28, 2003 • 0
At the Head of the Charles Regatta on Oct. 19, the Yale women’s crew team beat Princeton by 12 seconds. On Sunday, the Tigers exacted their revenge, defeating the Bulldogs by 9.4 seconds at the Princeton Chase in Princeton, N.J. “I think that we row well as a team — no question about it,” Yale »

‘Sun’ founder Lipsky inspires students at tea

October 16, 2003 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. A high school student reporter asked journalist Seth Lipsky how he would deal with a high school administration that is unsupportive of the school paper. “What did I do in that situation?” Lipsky said, reflecting for a second before responding, “I started my »

Lawyer addresses constitutional reform, migrant workers

September 18, 2003 • 1
The Yale Law School’s China Law Center has often brought in prominent speakers to discuss legal reforms and other pressing issues in China. But Wednesday, the group brought in one of its most prominent speakers to date — Clark Randt, Jr. ’68, the American ambassador to China. During his two-hour talk, Randt touched upon some »