Author: Melissa M. Chan

Melissa Chan is currently a graduate student in the department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a degree in English in 2009. Her current research interests are diasporic Chinese populations, film, and translation.

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S. Korea, China Discuss Stability in N. Korea

China’s Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun and South Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Park Suk-hwan met in Seoul to discuss matters pertaining to peace and stability of the peninsula. After the death of leader Kim Jong-Il and the support from China for his successor, son Kim Jong-Un, China and South Korea have agreed that stability in North Korea is a top priority. The Yonhap News

December 27, 2011 2:54 PM

China Reveals New Train Amid Rail Doubts

Amid concerns about the safety of the railway system due to the deadly Wenzhou crash in July, China has revealed a new high-speed bullet train that can reach speeds of 500km per hour. The Telegraph reports: The new experimental train was unveiled in the eastern province of Shandong at the weekend by state-owned train maker CSR Corp, the China Daily newspaper said. The train, whose sleek

December 27, 2011 2:44 PM