Author: Joshua Wang

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Attack on Russian Ex-spy

On March 4th, a 66-year-old ex Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his 33-year-old daughter Yuria, were heavily injured by consecutive blunt hits to the head. In response, U.S. expelled over sixty Russian officials from its territories (New York, Washington D.C., etc.) and closed the Seattle Russian Consulate. Fourteen countries including […]

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Global Warming: 2017 and Beyond

As human society advances in its technological complexity, the global ecosystem pays the price. The year 2017, though cooler by a tiny margin than 2016, points to a clear trend towards a warmer planet Earth. In its first half, the average global temperature soars to 0.94 degrees Celsius above the […]

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North Korea and the US

At 3:17 am on November 29th, the DPRK government fired an ICBM missile, which reached an altitude of 2,780 miles and flew for fifty-three minutes before descending into Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone. Named Hwasong-15, the new-generation weapon is capable of carrying a warhead that can re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere over […]

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The New Leaders of China

(A difference — Mao: a ruthless dictator who failed in his reforms; Xi: a skillful controller of Chinese politics) President Xi Jinping and the new Congress members have been officially re-elected after the soundless 19th Chinese Communist Party National Conference proceeded Beijing.

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Dunkirk in China

[Upper rows: A work by Christopher Nolan, director of Batman: Dark Knight Rising, Inception, and Interstellar. A testimony of Nolan’s impression made in Chinese audience’s minds] Dunkirk, directed by Christopher Nolan, has received rave reviews from critics. Based on real World War II history, Dunkirk recounted the devastating retreat of […]