Luning Hong

Speaking Up Against Sexual Violence In The Context Of The Interplay Between Power Mechanisms

Twenty years after the rape and suicide of a 21-year-old student at Peking University, her former classmate came forward and reported the tragic story of her being raped by her literature professor, Shen Yang, who has denied the accusations. Yue Xin, along with seven other students, petitioned the University officials […]

UN Blacklisted Ocean Trades To Fight North Korea’s Disregard Of International Sanctions

The UN Security Council unveiled a blacklist to fight North Korea’s deliberate disregard for several international sanctions on its nuclear weapon. New York Times reporter Choe Sang-Hun detailed the announcement on a news article published on April 1, 2018, titled U.N. Unveils A Blacklist To Curtail North Korea. The announcement […]

The Celebration Of Girl’s Day In China: An Unfinished Journey Of Pursuing Women’s Rights

As the International Women’s Day approaches and passes, an interesting practice on the international festival in China was once again called into question. It has become more and more popular for female college students to celebrate a March 7th festival called ‘Girls’ Day,’ who created their own version, refusing to […]

A Degendered Progress During Wartime: The Case Of Women’s Rights In Kurdish-Controlled Northern Syria

On February 24th, 2018, a foreign New York Times correspondent, Rob Nordland, wrote an article titled ‘Women Are Free, and Armed, in Kurdish-Controlled Northern Syria,’ where he talks about a 30-year-old Arab, Radwan, who was trying to take back the gold he gave to his 17-year-old second ex-wife, Amira, as a […]

Redefining Violence To Keep Statistics Down: The Human Rights Crisis In Homeless Shelters in New York City

On Saturday, February 17, the New York Daily News reported a quietly re-defined method of measurement of violent assault to keep “critical incident” statistics down by the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) that were never announced to the public before. The DHS changes of rules were made by the Mayor […]

The Celebration Show And Its Aftermath: What Is Beyond The Intentional Silence On The State Of Human Rights In China?

Alex Joske was watching the Chinese National Day Celebration show at a theatre in Canberra, Australia, when security staff attempted to force him to leave. The event was organized by the pro-Beijing Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA). Not long before he was kicked out of the event, he wrote […]