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Percent of worldwide blockchain deals of companies based in the U.S. and China, showing the U.S. at 51% and China at 2% of 2015 deals and the U.S. at 31% and China at 22% of 2019 deals

While the World Battles the Novel Coronavirus, China Is Transforming Into the Global Blockchain Leader

May 12, 2020

Technology undeniably plays an unstoppable, crucial role in our lives. The forefront superpower position will be inhabited by the most advanced nation.

Aerial view of L.A. with smog

Coronavirus: Environmental Savior or Devastator?

May 6, 2020

Along with the decline in industrial production, the lack of widespread social mobility has also led to a steep decline in carbon dioxide emissions.

Students who were studying in China when the coronavirus broke out were forced to return back to New York, only to be barred from registering for classes

UPDATED: Coronavirus Outbreak Bars Students From Studying in China

February 5, 2020

All undergraduate study abroad programs in China have been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus. Four Fordham students planned on studying abroad in Shanghai and three started their program in Beijing.

Informational display about the Lunar New Year set up in the Lowenstein lobby.

Fordham Celebrates Year of the Rat for Lunar New Year

February 5, 2020

The kickoff for the 2020 Lunar New Year fell on Jan. 25, heralding the start of the Year of the Rat. At Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) the Asian American Pacific Islander committee (AAPI) collaborated with the Asian-Pacific American Club (APAC) to ring in Lunar New Year with a week full of activities inspired by Asian festivities during the holidays.

TikTok, beloved of many a teen, has come under scrutiny for its ties to China and its lax data privacy policies.

In Defense of TikTok

December 23, 2019

TikTok might pose some data dangers, but it forms a community of people who inspire laughter and love. 

TikTok is a popular social media app among Fordham Students, but the U.S. Army believes it could be a risk to their security.

Students React to TikTok Investigation

December 4, 2019

The app, which many students have dubbed “the next Vine,” has gained mounting scrutiny from American tech executives and government officials in recent months.

During the recent Hong Kong protests, the NBA had to choose between free speech and profit from Chinese contracts. Can you guess what they chose?

The Anatomy of Corporate Appeasement to China

November 13, 2019

The NBA wants to reach a larger audience in China due to the popularity of basketball in the country, but as a result, the league has been recently criticized for allegedly caving to China’s anti-democratic tendencies.

The Vought F4U Corsair, a fighter aircraft, and the B-29 Superfortress, a heavy bomber, two of my many collectable WWII toy airplanes. (Paulina Tam/The Observer)

A Villager’s Tale: Through My Grandfather’s Eyes During WWII

November 21, 2013

By PAULINA TAM Features Co-Editor Published: November 20, 2013 November is Aviation History Month. Throughout history, airplanes have either brought death, life or commerc...

A photo captured during one of our photographers' study abroad trip to Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan. (Melanie Chamberlain/The Observer)

A Semester Abroad is Not a Semester Wasted

November 5, 2013

  By KAMRUN NESA Copy Editor Published: November 4, 2013 Studying abroad is part of the quintessential college experience. By the time ju...

Tavy Wu, FCLC ’16, poses with his ukelele in front of a restaurant in his native China.  (Photo courtesy of Tavy Wu)

A Tale of Two Cities: One Freshman’s International Journey to Fordham

September 19, 2012

By MEG O'HARA Contributing Writer Published: September 19, 2012 Most people can only imagine what life is like on the other side of the globe, bu...

Heather Foye, FCLC ’14, and Janet, her Chinese roommate, pose in smocks and hats in an electronics factory. (Courtesy of Heather Foye)

A Spring Course, A Summer Adventure

August 22, 2012

By JEWEL GALBRAITH Features Editor Published: August 22, 2012 At the start of last semester, international studies major Heather Foye, Fordham Co...

Reluctant Expectations: China and the Olympics

June 3, 2011

By ANDREW HUDSON Opinions Editor Published: August 28, 2008 At first, I was reluctant about watching the Olympics. I know a few Tibetans. I had heard them talk of their anger towards the Chinese, their frustration with their state of imposed diaspora and the sympathy and solidarity they feel for those left behind in the h...