By Sara Azeem, Editor-in-Chief of GLOBUS Lin Chen, China Mainland, 2018 Sony World Photography Awards I came across this photograph a while ago and was immediately struck by the intensity of the colours and the surreal energy it exuded. It took me a while to wrap my head around what it was – a boat... Continue Reading →
Freedom and Democracy in Hong Kong: an unattainable goal?
By Rex Chiu, GLOBUS Correspondent 8,911 days have passed since the handover of Hong Kong to China. And yet, the promises of democracy made to the citizens of Hong Kong over 30 years have not yet been fully realised. On the 19th December, 1984, the UK and China signed an agreement - known as the Sino-British Joint Declaration - that guaranteed that the freedoms enjoyed by... Continue Reading →
Controlling Air Quality in Beijing
By Christina Portelli This piece is part of a series of assessment submissions from Warwick Economics’ Introduction to Environmental Economics module for first-year students. Executive Summary As the capital of the People’s Republic of China, Beijing is renowned for its rich history and culture, strong culture of innovation, and now unfortunately air pollution. Persistent and extensive smog... Continue Reading →
The Case Against Hydropower Along the Mekong River
In the last piece in this series, Arifa Akther explains why hydropower generation is an unsustainable along the Mekong River.
Chinese Imperialism: A Knife in the Back of Sustainable Development
Bismarck remarked after the Berlin Conference of 1885 that “he who controls Africa will control Europe”. This chauvinistic war cry came to define the 19th and 20th Century ‘Scramble for Africa’, with European powers waging battle for imperial control over African nations. The flag bearer of this hypermasculine discourse, however, is decentralising from Europe: imperialism... Continue Reading →
A Beautiful Accident
by Ming Yang Many people ask what Warwick means to me, and I see it as ‘a beautiful accident’. When I was applying to universities, I didn’t even consider Warwick at first. When I was waiting for offers, Warwick was not the one I wanted the most. When my UK student visa got rejected twice... Continue Reading →