elephant poaching

Is China Secretly Poaching Elephants in Africa?

Let’s talk about elephant poaching in Africa. First of all, there is not a single African country where you won’t find a footprint of China. Over the last two decades, China has been expanding its territory to Africa in small but sure steps. In the past, Africa would have easily pass as a United States or European Union playground. For instance, the USA has had several army bases in Africa which ‘collaborate’ with local armies to fight terrorists or restore order in times of war. One of the largest is Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti which oversees the Horn of Africa. Likewise, the EU has been a major trade partner.
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Umbrella Revolution, Hong Kong

The Forced Adoption and Rise of a Rebel Child: Differences between Hong Kong and China

“Hong Kong and China have separate passports, you see”, my tour guide stated in her broken English when I visited Hong Kong a couple of years back, her words making me question my hearing. She continued talking about how there is no restriction on the number of children you could have in Hong Kong, unlike only one in China, while I racked my brains to recall the faded memories of my Geography class. She continued pointing out the differences between the two regions while I decided not to dwell on her barely suppressed hostility towards China and simply enjoy my trip.
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Taiwan and One China

Taiwan: Challenging the One China Policy

The One China policy reflects the Chinese government’s commitment that there is only one Chinese government on this planet. This policy strictly defines that any country which is going to have official diplomatic relations with China must have to break its relations with Taiwan, otherwise China would break ties with that country.
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Fake Islands, Real Weapons

After World War II, the U.S emerged as a super power, a nation bent on ruling the world. But what they did by dropping a nuclear bomb on Japan, killing thousands of innocent people, created a sense of alarm and threat among the other countries, fearing to lose their sovereignty not only before the U.S, but to any other country.
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Vietnam and the Disputed Spratly Islands; Challenging Chinese Hegemony?

You may have heard about the building of artificial islands in the South China Sea in recent years, and this is usually associated with China staking territorial claims to an assorted medley of islands, islets, cays and reefs before building on them, yet Vietnam has taken a similar route with the expansion of it’s own islands within the area.
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KFC KFG Copycat Culture

Kentucky Fraud Chicken: China’s Copycat Culture

70% of all the counterfeit goods from 2008 to 2010 seized in the US can be accounted to China, according to the report of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. In fact, Chinese news agency, Xinhua, even reports that 4 out of 10 products sold online in the country are considered as “bad quality” or replica. Welcome to the Copycat culture of China.
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