CSR 2020: Two Paths to the Arctic: Analyzing Chinese and Japanese Advances

By Hope Parker Hope Parker is a second-year M.A. candidate at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, concentrating in International Politics with a minor in China Studies. Her research focuses on China’s maritime expansion and China-Southeast Asia relations. Previously, Hope interned at the U.S. Consulate General Shanghai and currently she is a 2019-2020 Boren Fellow. She can be …

Online CSR: Southeast Asian Struggle: Caught Up in the U.S.-China 5G Rivalry

By Seungha Lee I. Introduction Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd—the leading telecommunications equipment provider from China—has become a global leader in the construction of 5G networks.[i] Yet, with its increasing dominance, Huawei has come under international scrutiny for allegedly posing national security risks. The U.S. government, in particular, has accused it of being a conduit for …

Online CSR – What is the Belt and Road Initiative? – Executive Summary

By Zhang Yifan According to the Chinese government, China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is the symbolic revival of historical Eurasian trade routes to, “Maintain an open world economic system … achieve diversified, independent, balanced, and sustainable development  … advance regional cooperation, strengthen communications between civilizations, and safeguard world peace and stability.”[i] Moreover, “it showcases …

Online CSR: Stepping Up Trans Representation in Chinese Popular Cinema

By Nova Fritz Media such as music and film often serve as weathervanes for social trends, pointing in the direction of burgeoning changes in popular opinion or social acceptance. In the Chinese romantic comedy Mr. High Heels, released on Valentine’s Day 2016, LGBTQ acceptance in Chinsese society is the question. In the film, a man …