Chinese government recently released the draft of Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on the Management of Permanent Residence of Foreigners, the content of which faced fierce backlash among Chinese netizens. As is often witnessed on social media platforms, the incident quickly evolved into a mayhem of misinformation, nationalism and racism. What is less expected yet more alarming is that this time Chinese women have also been implicated in the nationalism discourse and have fallen victim to patriarchal oppression.
This is a feature profile of Dr.David Pe, the NYU Shanghai Dean of Students. The story gives a bit of background on Pe’s life and how he came to his current role. The story focuses on his role and contributions to NYU Shanghai’s quick move to digital learning, and how influential their work has been to the continuation of not only higher education but education in general. Dr.Pe’s aim to develop higher education in a global context is a guiding force throughout his work and this story.
With the outbreak of coronavirus in China, everyone has been more or less afflicted. I don’t know when it became a mindless habit for me to check the updated official data every morning. It couldn’t be worse to see the exponential increase in the number of new confirmed and suspected cases. When I open the curtains in the morning, the bustling crowd that usually lines up for breakfast has disappeared. The deserted streets make me feel lonely and strange. I have never stayed inside that long before and I was quite tired of limiting myself at home. However, there are many tiny and warm things happening around us that connect us to get through this. When I look at Shanghai I find warmth in it. Please remember that taking care of ourselves is the best thing we can do in this epidemic.
Shortly after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, stock markets around the world experienced serious meltdowns, triggering the New York Stock Exchange’s shutdown mechanism multiple times in the following days. Many begin to question whether this could be the start of another global recession, and how the pandemic would affect the global economy as it continues to spread worldwide.
The United States government has done more than just waste valuable time, botching its domestic response to COVID-19. The United States continues its long legacy of racist and imperialist policy by intentionally leaving certain communities more vulnerable to the COVID-19 pendemic.