March For Our Lives: Students should be afraid of finals, not guns

A few days following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida, I remember reading the story of a concerned mom online. Her seven-year-old daughter had come to her in tears because she thought she could no longer wear her favorite Sketchers Twinkle Toes Light Up shoes to school; a school shooter would …

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Hong Kong’s third-world sewage facilities: A Proposed Solution

In a world with an ever-rising global population, sewage is one of the biggest polluters of waterways on an international scale. It causes water quality to be degraded, natural services and aquatic life from ecosystems to be harmed, and diseases and infections in humans and animals, ranging from hepatitis A to cholera (caused by E. coli). …

The “root” of Hong Kong: Chinese officials on Basic Law

Secondary school students across Hong Kong listened to Li Wei's live speech. As the chairman of the Basic Law Committee, Li clarified the relationship between the Chinese constitution and Hong Kong's legal foundation. While some students jotted down notes, others, perhaps not understanding Mandarin, dozed off after a mere five minutes of Li's speech. Li …

China’s 19th Communist Party Congress: The most powerful leader since Mao

It's China's most important political event in recent years. The China Communist Party's 19th National Congress opened last Wednesday, October 18, and officially closed today, October 24. Held at the Great Hall of the People in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, this week-long conference proves the extent of President Xi Jinping's authority and power. So what …

‘Eco-cities’: Are they the answer to China’s environmental problems?

What started out as experimenting with new green urban designs has turned into something even bigger. China is currently developing 285 eco-cities. 285.   They're being built all across China, as a part of China's attempt to rapidly transition and stabilize its many fronts. 80% of all prefectural-level cities are said to have at least one …