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Kerry Sun

Hello, I am finishing a BA (hon) in History and Political Science at the University of Toronto. Foreign Affairs is my passion and I channel that into my own blog on foreign affairs. Come here to get my take on the important issues of today. Dive into the controversies and major events that shape our world. Topics covered range from conflicts to poverty to law and everything in between. I invite you to visit my blog at http://internationalaffairscanada.wordpress.com or Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kerryssun
Kerry Sun has written 9 posts for China Daily Mail

China pivots to Latin America


In September of this year, China announced a $40 billion investment to build a canal through Nicaragua that is to be an incredible engineering marvel. The proposed canal is still in the early stages of development, and was rapidly pushed through the Nicaraguan parliament earlier this year. The potential waterway is expected to dwarf the … Continue reading

Syria is a diplomatic challenge for China


China’s approach to the Syria crisis has been driven by a desire to avoid any US led military intervention. Beijing’s dissatisfaction with the West’s intervention in Libya in 2011, following Security Council decision 1973, has led it to be far more circumspect in the case of Syria. It has joined Russia in vetoing three UN … Continue reading

Bo Xilai leaves poisonous legacy in China


A rising political star. A murderous wife. An attempted cover-up. A runaway police chief. A playboy son. A secret French villa. A corrupt official. A political downfall. This conflagration of events surrounding the former high-ranking Chinese official Bo Xilai has captured the imagination of China watchers around the world. After 18 months of speculation, preparation and … Continue reading

In China, families bet it all on college for their children


Wu Yiebing has been going down coal shafts practically every workday of his life, wrestling an electric drill for $500 a month in the choking dust of claustrophobic tunnels, with one goal in mind: paying for his daughter’s education. His wife, Cao Weiping, toils from dawn to sunset in orchards every day during apple season in May … Continue reading

Is Chinese foreign aid better for africa?


There is a new kid in town and its name is the People’s Republic of China. Its entrance into the rich and elite foreign aid club has redefined the foundations of foreign aid. At last summer’s Conference of the Forum on Africa China Cooperation, the mighty dragon has pledged $20 billion USD over the next … Continue reading

How not to beat the rush for Chinese train tickets


In freewheeling and fast-growing China, providing an innovative service might be enough to get rich. In the case of China’s tightly regulated train ticket market, however, it is enough to get arrested. The story begins with the approach of China’s most important holiday the Spring Festival, which this year falls on February 10. Every year … Continue reading

China: Father hires “hitman” to kill son in online game


A man in China hired virtual “assassins” to hunt down his son in online video games and kill off his avatar, according to local media. The man, named by the Kotako East blog as Mr Feng, was concerned about the amount of time his 23-year-old unemployed son was spending online. He hoped his actions would deter his son from … Continue reading

The impacts of the China/Japan island dispute


In the latest development of the dispute over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, Japan scrambled fighter jets after a Chinese Military Surveillance plane entered the airspace around the disputed islands. Japan considers this the first violation of Japanese airspace since Japan started keeping records decades ago. Chinese naval and Japanese Coastguard ships are embroiled in a game … Continue reading

China and Japan: The Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands under international law


On October 14, 2012, Japan, amidst the tense territorial dispute with China, marked the 60th birthday of its navy with a major naval exercise to show its maritime strength. The dispute is over a small chain of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea, which is in the middle of rich fishing grounds and contains vast reserves of … Continue reading

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