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Ultra-Nationalism is Dangerous Under a Global Pandemic

In the recent political tic-for-tat blame game, both the US and China have tried to shift responsibility for the spread of the coronavirus by downplaying their failings in virus response while escalating accusations of blame aimed at each other. Trump and other Republicans have labelled COVID-19 the “Chinese virus” and a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson had accused the US army …

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What Can the American Education System Learn from China’s?

“The curriculum is too focused on rote learning and kills creativity.” “It’s all work and no play.” “The competition is too fierce and stressful for quality education at top schools.” These are just raindrops in the ocean of complaints that target the rigid Chinese education system, which values memorization and determines merit almost completely based …

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7 Lessons Learned From a Quarter-Life Crisis

Honors-level grades, extracurricular activities, global exposure, multiple internships at recognized institutions— I had it together, or so I naively thought. Things came together fairly easy for me in college, so I thought that the same would follow in the real world where all the pieces would just magically fit together. I couldn’t have been more wrong. …

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