The Human Cost of Chinese Growth

On the 17th of March 2003, police in Guangzhou stopped Sun Zhigang, a migrant worker from Hubei Province and graduate of Wuhan University of Science and Technology, and detained him because he hid not have a temporary residence permit. He was not released, but was transferred to a holding centre for ‘vagrants’ (无业游民), and threeContinue reading “The Human Cost of Chinese Growth”

What It All Means: Looking Beyond the Death of Keith Scott

Preface: This piece should not be seen as an indictment of America’s police force. A vast majority of police in America try to uphold the values of service to their country. Rather, this piece delves into the intricacies of the system of racial bias that America maintains; it hopes to explore what one of theContinue reading “What It All Means: Looking Beyond the Death of Keith Scott”

The United States’ ‘Hypocrisy’: International Reaction to Ferguson

The United States prides itself on being a champion of human rights around the globe. But what happens when human rights become an issue within its own borders? On August 9th, 2014, white police officer Darren Wilson shot dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, USA. We do not yet know exactly whatContinue reading “The United States’ ‘Hypocrisy’: International Reaction to Ferguson”