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ZHENG: Y degrees of separation

November 18, 2013 • 0
With the empowerment that comes from looking beyond the borders of one’s own country also comes the risk of losing touch with one’s roots.

ZHENG: Yale, speak out on Xia

November 4, 2013 • 0
Due to the China’s tight controls over its universities, the divorce of politics and academia cannot be achieved without major structural reforms, which are unlikely to be realized in the foreseeable future.

ZHENG: Don’t depend on America

October 14, 2013 • 0
Is America, despite its military strength and financial influence, still suited for the responsibility of being the shining city upon a hill?

ZHENG: When we die

October 1, 2013 • 0
What do I want people to say about me? “Xiuyi contributed immensely to the growth of our company.” “Xiuyi will be sorely missed by his 45 cats.” Why should I care?

ZHENG: The hairless caveman

September 16, 2013 • 0
To adopt the values I believe in is one thing. To fail to understand that of another is something else.

ZHENG: Sifting through the ashes

September 3, 2013 • 0
I realized just how simple my life had been up to that point. I was fortunate not to have lost anything truly valuable in that fire, but at the same time, in that house I had nothing truly valuable to lose.

ZHENG: A case for domestic exchange

April 22, 2013 • 0
Our Yale educations will not be compromised by a semester or a year at another American university. Rather, by creating domestic exchange programs, Yale will go further in encouraging its students to pursue diverse experiences and academic excellence.

ZHENG: Until the bitter end

April 8, 2013 • 0
Greetings from your lifelong friends and allies from the other side of the Yalu River.

ZHENG: Your fortune in a cookie

March 25, 2013 • 0
The fortune cookie merely acts as a stethoscope through which you can hear what your heart is telling you.

ZHENG: The rebel and his cause

February 25, 2013 • 0
Beneath Chen’s heavily politicized and commodified image lies a brave soul hardened by years of unspeakable persecution.

ZHENG: Snow and tea on two continents

February 11, 2013 • 0
According to my heart, home is often nowhere to be found.

ZHENG: Fish from Fishing Island

January 28, 2013 • 0
Perhaps more valuable — and certainly more fragile — is the mutual respect and friendship that the two peoples have managed to build over the past 40 years through travel, cultural exchanges and eventually, the Internet.