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Millions prevented from travel due to ‘social credit’ offenses in China

Millions prevented from travel due to ‘social credit’ offenses in China

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

February 27, 2019

Chinese travelers were barred from traveling 17.5 million times last year due to minor legal infractions such as unpaid fines and taxes according to the National Public Credit Information Center. 5.5 million were barred from train ticket purchases as well, complementary to a new policy being pushed by...

Against the Current: The refugee story

Against the Current: The refugee story

by Mahika Halepete, Special Story Writer

September 1, 2018

On September 2, 2015, Maria Tran saw a photograph depicting three-year-old Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi washed up on a shore near Bodrum, Turkey. The photo had circulated in the news, altering the perspective and conversation on refugees. Millions around the world had seen and been affected by the image,...

China retaliates as U.S. increases tariffs

China retaliates as U.S. increases tariffs

by Michael Eng, Global Columnist

August 31, 2018

For the past year, the United States and China have been slugging it out in one of the largest trade wars in history, in terms of the value of tariffed goods.  The U.S. enacted 25 percent tariffs, that would affect $16 billion worth of Chinese goods on Aug. 23. Immediately, China responded with a 25 per...

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