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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Chinese Minister Stresses ‘Harmonious Co-Existence’

Despite the recent controversy over the release of detained Chinese fishermen, Chinese defense minister, Liang Guanglie, said China is focusing on peaceful development with Sri Lanka. Liang’s reiteration of China’s national defense policy comes amid tensions in the South China Sea and the Diaoyu Islands. From Xinhua: “On this point, the Chinese government

September 2, 2012 9:58 AM

China, India Press Each Other For Greater Access

While Chinese firms have been buying U.S. firms amid the economic slowdown, China and India have pressed each other for greater market access at a meeting between the countries’ trade ministers, Reuters reports: Despite twitchy relations and occasional heated rhetoric, business relations between India and China have boomed for more than a decade. The two sides have targeted

August 28, 2012 9:45 AM

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