Analyzing Twitter Sentiment towards #TradeWar

On March 23, the first arrow of Trump’s tariff formation took effect; tariffs of 25 percent and 10 percent on steel and aluminium imports were imposed respectively. Moreover, it will be followed by other restrictions on China’s investments in the United States. The tariffs have resulted in a clamour from trading partners, politicians, lawmakers, economists…

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Da Nang Dream: Propaganda, Gentrification and Beyond

Da Nang has long been known as the “poisoned city” during the disastrous Vietnam War when American planes flying overhead coating the city with toxic chemicals “Agent Orange”. We visited Da Nang 43 years after the war. Da Nang has made all its way from Agent Orange to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum, which rallied 21 countries…

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Is Hong Kong Losing Its Advantages to Mainland Cities?

In the past few years, controversies between Hong Kong and mainland China have sparked concerns amongst local communities around whether mainland cities are chipping away at Hong Kong’s charm. Despite these increasing worries, the data compiled from the archive of the New York Times (NYT) articles might give us a different idea of how these…

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China’s 2018 Two Sessions: What to Look for as a Hongkonger

China’s 2018 Two Sessions, meeting of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and National People’s Congress (NPC) began respectively on the 3rd and 5th of March. 2,200 representatives from different political parties, social groups, professions, various sectors, and other organizations have gathered in Beijing to attend the meeting of the CPPCC while 2,924 delegates elected from…

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A Summary of the West Kowloon Station Dispute

As mainland China’s influence on Hong Kong grows stronger, there is an increasing concern that the city will soon lose her unique features and values, becoming submissive to the giant state. The concern is represented by the continuous dispute over the West Kowloon Station. This article gives you a brief understanding of the event. West…

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