Massachusetts Daily Collegian

China and Japan begin to thaw once cold relations

By Eliot Decker

November 13, 2014

Filed under Columns, Headlines, Opinion, Scrolling Headlines

This week, the current leaders of the second and third largest economies in the world met face to face for the first time ever. Due to the conflict over the Senkaku Islands (Diaoyu in China), China and Japan severed all political...

Uighur separatism

Uighur separatism

March 10, 2014

Relaxing one-child policy a step forward

By Hannah Sparks

November 19, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Among other reforms, including the closing of “re-education through labor” camps, last week China officially relaxed its infamous one-child restriction, now allowing couples to have two children if one of the parents is an only child. Formerly, only couples in which both paren...

Change in sight for the Chinese Communist Party?

By Brian Doherty

November 13, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

This week, the Chinese Communist Party will undergo a once-in-a-decade transition as President Hu Jintao turns the country over to current Vice President Xi Jinping. In the president’s closing speech, he urged the me...

Obama seeks to increase US student presence in China

By Kara Clifford

January 30, 2011

Filed under Politics

When Chinese President Hu Jintao visited the White House last week, First Lady Michelle Obama took the opportunity to advocate for the new “100,000 Strong Initiative.” Announced by President Barack Obama in 2009, the...

Dalai Lama and UMass students agree Tibet should be free from China

By Sara Crossman

February 23, 2010

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Although President Barack Obama hosted the Dalai Lama in the Map Room of the White House last Thursday, this meeting does not represent United States support for Tibetan independence. The U.S. officially supports the People’s...