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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:...

Thessaloniki boardwalk during sunset. Photo: Isabella Heilbronn

Eat, Pray, Love… without praying or loving.

Isabella Heilbronn February 9, 2022

Most college freshmen share the common experience of getting dropped off at their university, getting accustomed to the school and the new atmosphere, checking out the dining halls and meeting new people...

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glimpse(China) — Weekly Roundup: Beijing Olympics, Peng Shuai, hurdles on reporting China and more

Lausky Liu, Contributor February 8, 2022

I. The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics was kicked off after two athletes, one with Uyghur heritage, delivered the flame to the Olympic cauldron. The moment was surprising and calculated, as China has long...

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glimpse(China) — Weekly Roundup: China’s birth rate plummets, Beijing Winter Olympics, hamsters in Hong Kong and more

Lausky Liu, Contributor January 25, 2022

I. China’s population growth is set to stagnate in the future, officials said. The country's birth rate plummeted to just 7.5 newborns per 1,000 people in 2021, the lowest it has been since 1949, according...

People walk by Stuart Cinema & Cafe in Brooklyn, NY, one of the locations screening a documentary on the 2019 Hong Kong protests.

Controversial documentary on Hong Kong protests airs in U.S.

Lausky Liu, Contributor December 17, 2021

A documentary about Hong Kong’s 2019 pro-democracy protests hit the big screen in multiple cities on Dec. 11, making the U.S. the first country to show the controversial film, after its debut in a few...

Peng Shuai at 2014 Qatar Open.

glimpse(China) — Weekly Roundup: WTA suspends games in China, new surveillance system targets journalists, Didi delists from NYSE and more

Lausky Liu, Contributor December 6, 2021

I. WTA stands its ground Women's Tennis Association (WTA) announced a decision to suspend tournaments in China, including Hong Kong, after the tennis star Peng Shuai disappeared from public view following...

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