Topic: China

Booming Chinese economy passes Japan’s as world’s second largest

Five years can change a lot as the Japanese economy has recently found out. Just half a decade ago, China’s gross domestic product was around $2.3 trillion, about half  of Japan’s. This week China’s economy officially overtook Japan’s to be the second largest in the world behind the United States. This interchange is attributed to…

Obama meets with Dalai Lama

President Barack Obama met with the Dalai Lama on Feb. 18. The decision to meet with the Dalai Lama further aggravated American tensions with China, which is already upset over a $6 billion U.S. arms deal with Taiwan. The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet, is viewed by China as a dangerous figure who…

World Wide Web: Cold War II?

After two decades of global supremacy, the United States’ role as the world’s only superpower is about to be challenged. China – with a nuclear arsenal, the world’s largest standing army and the second largest economy – has the potential to create the same type of bipolar power structure that existed between the Soviet Union…

Touring Asia, Obama has town hall in China

President Barack Obama speaks at a town hall style event with Chinese youths at the Museum of Science and Technology in Shanghai, China, on Nov. 16. Obama spoke extensively about the importance of the freedom of speech and of the free flow of information.