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Xi meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Mongolian President Ukhnaa Khurelsukh in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, in September 2022.

Xi Jinping Expected to Break Precedent at Chinese National Congress

Morgan Gelfand, Contributor October 14, 2022

This Sunday, October 16, 2022, the National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party will meet in Beijing to elect the party’s top leaders for the next five-year term. Xi Jinping, China’s head of...

Data Visualisation Of Landmark Trial In China’s #MeToo Evolution Reaches Settlement, Chinese Newspapers Fail to Pay Attention

Landmark Trial In China’s #MeToo Evolution Reaches Settlement, Chinese Newspapers Fail to Pay Attention

Manyun Zou, Contributor October 13, 2022

Richard Liu Qiangdong, the founder of Chinese e-commerce giant, reached a settlement earlier this month with Liu Jingyao, a former student at the University of Minnesota who accused the billionaire...

A scene from the film “Return to Dust, the documentary causing controversy.

Film that documents China’s rural poverty removed from Chinese streaming platforms

Lausky Liu, Contributor October 7, 2022

A film about poverty in China’s rural areas was withdrawn from all Chinese online video streaming platforms, provoking debate about artistic freedom and how social outcasts are dealt with. The disappearance...

An interesting image from My Summer in Panama - Beautiful tropical vegetation.

My Summer In Panama

Yingyi Chen, Co-Op October 3, 2022

This photo essay was created by Global Observer Contributor Yingyi Chen about her summer trip to Panama, featuring reflections on her time traveling and reporting in the country and 13 photos of the people,...

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glimpse(China) — ‘Crimes against humanity,’ Chengdu lockdown, Xi’s third term & more

Lausky Liu, Contributor September 7, 2022

1. U.N. cites China’s possible humanity crimes The United Nations released a long-awaited report on Wednesday that accuses China of committing “crimes against humanity” in its mass detention of...

A building a Northeastern University lit up yellow and blue in support of Ukraine.

Photo by Emma Casali

How Northeastern University Responded to Students’ Concerns Surrounding the Conflict in Ukraine

May 24, 2022

Ukrainian students at Northeastern University have spent the past two months watching as their home cities are destroyed, their people are massacred and their families live in fear. Worried and anxious,...

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glimpse(China) — Weekly Roundup: Carrie Lam, AUKUS extension, China’s new listing policy and more

Lausky Liu, Contributor April 12, 2022

I. The deeply unpopular Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, announced she would not seek a second term. Lam, who has served in government for 42 years, introduced the sweeping and draconian National...

The Story of Indigo and White Cloth — Exploring the Ancient Yunnan Art of Tie-dye

Yushu Tian March 23, 2022

Tie-dyeing, a technique for creating modern T-Shirt looks, is already well-known around the world. Thinking of rock ‘n’ roll and the hippy counterculture of the 1960s &1970s, nowadays, it has been...

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glimpse(China) — Weekly Roundup: China-Russia ally, National People’s Congress, WTA and more

Lausky Liu, Contributor March 7, 2022

I. China asked Russia not to invade Ukraine until after the Beijing Winter Olympics, U.S. officials said. The sources were obtained from a western intelligence report which indicated that Chinese officials...

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glimpse(China) — Weekly Roundup: China backs Russia, China Initiative, COVID origin and more

Lausky Liu, Contributor February 28, 2022

I. As Russia wreaked a "full-scale invasion" of Ukraine, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson asserted that the U.S. is “the culprit of current tensions surrounding Ukraine.” It is evident that China...

Ukrainian students in Boston protest Russian invasion

Xinyun (Jessie) Wang February 24, 2022

A handful of Ukrainian students living in Boston on Thursday protested the Russian invasion of Ukraine, by holding signs and asking for public support, on the Northeastern University campus. Artem Dinh,...

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glimpse(China) — Weekly Roundup: Eileen Gu, George Washington University, abortion blocking and more

Lausky Liu, Contributor February 15, 2022

I. Eileen Gu, an 18-year-old California-born freestyle skiing prodigy, dominated the news headlines in both Chinese and English media even before the Beijing Olympics started. The reason is apparent:...

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