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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One Country, Two Systems? Not Really.

With the recent argument between mainland tourists and Hong Kong locals on the subway and Professor Kong Qingdong’s comments in a TV interview, tensions seem to be rising between Hong Kong and the mainland. As China’s economy has risen in the past few years, Hong Kong residents have been less than welcoming to Chinese tourists and investors. The New York Times reports:

January 31, 2012 2:45 PM

Guangxi’s Battle for Clean Water

After detection of high levels of cadmium in the tributaries of the Pearl River, officials claim that the levels of the poisonous chemical found in batteries has been successfully diluted. The chemical spill threatened the water supply of 1.5 million people, including residents in Hong Kong and Macau. This report comes amid concerns about environmental contamination that has

January 31, 2012 2:38 PM

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