Bettina Chan


Will China’s Approach In Foreign Policy Disrupt Peaceful International Relations While Restructuring World Power? (Part 2)

In my previous article, I discussed how China took proactive foreign policy in the financial and economic context. I will now move on to China’s extensive military expansion locally and internationally. Recently, China has taken proactive measures to demonstrate its hard power. In July 2017, China drew the attention of […]


Will China’s Approach In Foreign Policy Disrupt Peaceful International Relations While Restructuring World Power? (Part 1)

China’s increasing influence on political issues has placed herself under the spotlight of international affairs. The extent to China’s approach in foreign policy is still a much-debated topic among politicians and academics. In effect, to analyze China’s approach, it is essential to evaluate foreign policies that she has carried out […]


Let Us Talk About Pornography

Pornography by definition, is the portrayal of sexual subject matter for sexual stimulation. It may be presented in various forms including books, magazines, photographs, films and video games. Nowadays, pornographers have taken advantage of technological advances in the production and distribution of pornography. Easily accessible porn has made pornography prevalent […]


Modern Slavery And Human Trafficking In Libya

Every year, thousands of people pour across Libya’s borders. They are either refugees or poor migrants searching for better opportunities in Europe. Last month, the African Union expressed outrage after a footage of Sub-Saharan migrants being sold at slave markets in Libya was released. In the video, young men were […]


Beijing Authorities Brutally Forced Migrant Workers Out Of The City

After a fire at a block of flats that killed 19 people in Beijing, government officials began a series of brutal washouts of migrant workers from their homes. However, the Beijing municipal authority denied that the campaign was intended to force poor migrant workers out of the city. The administration […]


A Call For Paradigm Shift In Intersex Issues

In a report published by Human Rights Watch, the US medical community has finally advanced its approach to intersex cases. Instead of stigmatising the condition, medical experts are now encouraged to disclose intersexual traits to the child.  A “Differences of Sex Development” team was also established to convene healthcare specialists, […]


Is Nobel Peace Prize 2017 A Solution To Nuclear Weapons?

Among 318 nominations, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2017. The ICAN is a coalition of non-governmental organizations in 100 countries promoting adherence to and implementation of the United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty. The campaign was born in Melbourne and officially […]


Foreign Domestic Helpers In Hong Kong: To Be Liberated Or A Dead End To Modern Slavery?

Immigration is a distinctive feature of life in a global world. Some choose to work abroad for personal experience or better career prospects. However, for others, immigration is not a choice but a necessity. In my previous article, I explored exploitation and discrimination issues regarding migrant workers in Taiwan. In […]


Recent Tension Between China And India

Sino-Indian diplomacy has fallen apart, and it is at the point where strong accusations have been made against the two Asian giants. Moreover, soldiers from the two countries have been locked in a bitter standoff since June when Chinese troops began the construction of a road through a contested region […]