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Minqi Li: Perspectives on U.S. and China Relations

On May 16, Professor Minqi Li from the University of Utah visited UCLA to give a presentation, titled “United States, China, and the Crisis of Capitalism,” which focused on the U.S. and China’s foreign relations though historical and economic lenses. Hosted at the Young Research Library Main Conference Room, the event was organized by John…

Authenticity of Chinese food

I used to have a relatively vague and singular definition of Chinese cuisine. Region was an important factor. Only people who live in China can cook a dish that shall be considered authentic — though there is a great diversity across different regions within China. For example, most people from the Southern Guangdong region do…

Interracial Relationships and Social Media

The Global Tinder Survey released results on interracial relationships in 2018 that turned heads and dropped jaws. The survey showed that 63% of global respondents who dated someone of a different race said the relationship pushed them to try new hobbies and activities, 53% said it made them more engaged with social and political issues,…

A White Chinese Gala

Media representation, especially government sponsored media platforms, will influence audience perceptions by legitimizing particular concepts.The annual Chinese Gala is a celebratory New Year Show, produced by the Chinese central broadcasting station, and is an essential part of the lunar year celebration routine for the majority of Chinese people. When I was watching a clip of…

A Safe Space for Mixed People

It’s a cloudy Wednesday morning, and mid-week crisis is looming above most people as they furiously type into their keyboards outside Kerckhoff Hall. Among them, sits a wide-beaming girl with a black and white coat and an aura of confidence. Kamilah Zadi is the Co-Director of the Mixed Student Union (MSU) at UCLA — an…