User Profile: Daniel Chow
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[E]ven U.S. allies are no longer willing to take sides when the U.S. and China have conflicts. [Read more]
The United States appears to be descending into a deep and chaotic adjustment of traditional political values that are breaking apart. [Read more]
Lately, a U.S. polling company published the results of a survey regarding opinions on issues such as socialism and communism. More than half of American millennials (25-35 years old) selected socialism as their first choice, such that those who hoped to live in a socialist country outnumbered those who wished to live [Read more]
[H]istory has proven time and again that populism is a two-edged sword, capable of both harming others and oneself. [Read more]
The U.S. has neither a strategic plan nor the will to launch a war against Iran, nor could it possibly have ... signed a so-called “real deal” in such a short span of time. [Read more]
It has now reached a point where it is impossible to debate with some American elites. [Read more]
Trump has stated that global warming is a Chinese scam with the goal of harming Americans. [Read more]
Nearly 10,000 people die each year due to guns. Which dictator kills as many yearly? [Read more]
I always liked strolling on campus after lunch. The statue of George Washington outside the John M. Olin library has accompanied students from all over the world through the seasons every year.
In the spring, groups of energetic students pass through the blooming flowerbeds and pass by the library on their way to [Read more]
In fact, it is no exaggeration to say that almost everyone on earth knows that the real force behind the unstable situation in the South China Sea is the U.S. [Read more]
After Super Tuesday, many Americans began tensing up. Why?
Trump really is coming.
In the beginning, the mainstream elites of the Republican Party saw him as a supporting character, or to put it more bluntly, just as an "entertainer." His entry into this election merely provided some entertainment, like a [Read more]
The Brown incident is not an isolated case, but reflects the racial prejudices held by American law enforcement officers. [Read more]
U.S. President Obama has been troubled a lot lately. First the “doubtful points” of the American Embassy bombing in Benghazi have been mentioned again, with detractors pointing out that the government did not place enough importance on the information from the embassy and failed to prevent the tragedy from [Read more]
The severely violent terror incident in Maralbexi County, Kashgar Prefecture, Xinjiang that happened on April 23 caused the deaths of 15 grassroots policemen and community cadres. Six insurgents were also shot dead. The event, called “the most serious terror incident in Xinjiang since the 7/5 incident in 2009,” has [Read more]
On the afternoon of April 15 in the U.S., multiple bombings occurred at the Boston Marathon’s finish line, causing three deaths and more than 100 injuries. After the tragedy happened, images of the sadness and confusion on-site quickly spread to all corners of the world through the Internet. The U.S. has already [Read more]
How quickly the city of Boston recovers from the two bomb attacks — plus another which fortunately did not explode — on the day before yesterday at the finish line of its annual marathon event will be under global scrutiny.* In a speech to the nation, President Barack Obama did not state that the attack that took [Read more]
Ever since the global financial crisis hit, discussions about the construction of infrastructure in the U.S. have been non-stop. Recently Obama made an impassioned speech in which he stressed the importance of infrastructure in attracting foreign investment and revitalizing the U.S. economy. He stated that the U.S. [Read more]
The Iraq War of the 21st century was an unjustified war the U.S. waged on the basis of lies that it created itself. In the end, it announced an end to the war using another self-deceiving lie that verged on claiming success for the operation.
On March 20, 2003, citing the development of weapons of mass destruction as [Read more]
The Republican Party cannot be as opinionated as before and can no longer be completely insensitive toward the ever-changing demographics of the U.S. [Read more]
The death of black teen Trayvon Martin has resulted in the taboo issue of racial discrimination resurfacing in U.S. society. Although opinions that the verdict is not completely racially related exist, flaws in judicial procedures are also one of the reasons the killer could not be convicted.
The jury ultimately found [Read more]
The U.S. is plagued by numerous natural disasters; there are forest fires every summer and tornadoes are nothing out of the ordinary. Besides having many natural disasters, the U.S. also has many overweight people. Obesity is an increasingly serious problem in the U.S. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control [Read more]
This is the first time a drill has been held in waters close to Japan, clearly sending a signal to counter the U.S.-Japan military alliance and smash the tactical suppression of the U.S. [Read more]
Given the complexity of U.S.-China and U.S.-Russia relations, the Obama administration will not have a falling-out with them just because of Snowden. [Read more]
The unofficial meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Obama at the Sunnylands Estate in California received international attention.
The leaders of both superpowers carried out “stroll diplomacy” in a relaxed, harmonious atmosphere at the Sunnylands Estate, which offered beautiful scenery. [Read more]
The annual International Institute for Strategic Studies Asia Security Summit Shangri-La Dialogue was held in the Shangri-La Singapore Hotel from May 31 to June 2. The most attention-grabbing focus of the summit was still U.S.-China relations. It is precisely because China has been constantly seeking dialogue with the [Read more]
The results of the New York mayoral election came out last week, with reformist candidate Bill de Blasio defeating his Republican opponent, Joseph Lhota, by a landslide. He will take over from the current mayor of 12 years, Michael Bloomberg. De Blasio’s background, style and political ideals all differ greatly from [Read more]
Last month, Saudi Arabia gave up its chance to be a nonpermanent member in the U.N. Security Council, criticizing how the U.N. held double standards when dealing with certain issues and that its five permanent members held the real power in their own hands. [Read more]
The Democratic Party and Republican Party in the U.S. fought until the eleventh hour on raising the debt ceiling before finally reaching a compromise before the final deadline this Thursday, thus avoiding a U.S. technical default. But the U.S. debt crisis this time has caused the international community, including [Read more]
The fight between the Republican and Democratic Party in the U.S. has resulted in them being unable to reach a consensus on the budget proposal for the new fiscal year. This has caused the federal government to shut down because of a lack of funds. More than 800,000 civil servants have been forced to take unpaid leave, [Read more]
This is not the first time that Iran has reached out to the U.S. [Read more]
Lately China has defined its “East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone.” Aircraft flying through the zone should report their flight plans to China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Civil Aviation Administration of China. As for aircraft that do not cooperate in the identification process or refuse to [Read more]
After a short three days and two nights stay in Kuala Lumpur, U.S. President Barack Obama just left, but the "Obama whirlwind" he caused has yet to diminish in strength, allowing Malaysians to relish in it.
Politicians and business people might only see the diplomatic and economic benefits that Obama brought, but this [Read more]
To make promises to its allies and also build a new type of relationship between superpowers with China, the United States’ Asian policy is paradoxical and divided. [Read more]
To control Russia, the United States has finally opened up its wallet to foot the bill for the Ukrainian crisis. The House of Representatives passed a bill to provide financial aid for Ukraine and its neighboring countries, and sanctions on Russia with a landslide vote last week.
Now that you are thinking about it, [Read more]
The Crimean referendum has ended with 96.6 percent of voters assenting that Crimea join the Russian Federation. The United States stated that it supported Ukrainian independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, emphasizing that the Crimean referendum was in violation of the Ukrainian constitution, and that the [Read more]