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The cost of the opium wars – Hong Kong’s history

Image - Earnesttse/Earnesttse  As someone raised in Hong Kong, it breaks my heart to see my hometown in such turmoil. I understand issues important to both Hong Kong residents and the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Namely, Hong Kong residents who are not raised under the PRC regime and are used to the freedom they have, and now rightfully fearful of what it would be like when China...

Change is in the air… I hope

Image - The College Collective With the groundswell response globally to BLM based on the now-infamous event that shocked the world, I am hopeful that there is a paradigm shift happening now as a result. It is long overdue, with so many black lives lost in the hands of law enforcement so unnecessarily. Racial discrimination comes in many forms, and a cultural “reset” is required for our country...

Marco Polo…

Image - Marco Polo and his travelsWhen Marco Polo discovered the “mystique of the Orient” and began trading with China via the now-famous “Silk Road” in the 13 century, he was limited to the size of his caravans trotting across rough terrains to deliver these coveted products to Europe.  While he became enormously wealthy and famous from his adventures, his trading business with China was done...

The Opium Lord’s Daughter is acknowledged as a winner and finalists in multiple contests