Lew Ching Yip

About Lew Ching Yip

Lew Ching is completing her Bachelors of Economics and Bachelors of International relations, with a minor in French Language and Culture at the Australian National University. She is passionate about policy research, diplomacy and in particular human rights issues. She is contributing to Organization for World Peace as a correspondent in Australia.

The Treatment Of Females In Australian Politics

“When a feisty, amazing woman like Julia Banks says this environment is not for me, don’t say ‘toughen up princess’, say ‘enough is enough’,” said Julie Bishop in response to Julia Banks’s withdrawal from the upcoming elections due to the “bullying and intimidation” she has been subjected to. And she […]

Corruption In Cambodia

After spending a month working in Cambodia, I have fallen in love with its beauty. Unfortunately, I have also seen firsthand the sad reality of a country beset by corruption and developmental problems. In the 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index, this nation was ranked among the ten most corrupt countries, with […]

North Korean-US Peace Summit Back On After Trump Withdrew In late May

Just two weeks after the unprecedented sit-down between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was announced, Trump issued a letter stating that the summit had been cancelled, citing “tremendous anger and open hostility” as his primary reason for withdrawal. On June 1st, the summit was announced […]

Donald Trump And Kim Jong-Un To Meet In Singapore

It has been announced that the summit between US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will take place on June 12th, in Singapore. Talks about the unprecedented sit-down began in March when President Trump unexpectedly accepted an invitation to meet the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The […]

The “Ultimate Deal” For The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

President Trump has expressed optimism about peace between Palestine and Israel on multiple occasions, referring to the prospect of a peace pact between them as the “ultimate deal.” However, according to Aljazeera, what has been dubbed by President Trump himself as “the deal of the century” included the establishment of […]

Trump’s Metal Tariffs And The Possibility Of Trade Wars

According to BBC earlier today, the United States’ stance on metal tariffs has softened slightly. Spokeswomen Sarah Sanders said Canada and Mexico could be exempted. US President Donald Trump has announced steel products will face a 25% tariff, with 10% on aluminium goods. Trump’s decision to place tariffs on metal […]

The Florida School Shooting: Just When Will America Take Action?

Just last week, America witnessed yet another school shooting that claimed seventeen lives and wounded another fourteen. It was reported that the culprit is a 19-year-old ex-student who opened fire with an assault rifle after being expelled for disciplinary issues. In the aftermath of the Valentine’s Day shooting, US politicians […]

The Global Fight Against Modern Day Slavery

Just last week, The Independent reported that the US and UK have pledged millions for the largest-ever fund to fight against modern-day slavery. The Global Fund to End Modern Slavery consists of public-private partnership plans to develop a new $1.5 billion fund to coordinate a coherent, global strategy to address […]

Anti-government Protests In Iran: The World Is Watching

Just this Friday, thousands took to the streets to express their discontent with their government. According to the BBC, that a White House Statement noted that Iranians were fed up with “the regime’s corruption and its squandering of the nation’s wealth to fund terrorism.” This is the largest demonstration in Iran […]

Aung San Suu Kyi: The Beacon Of Hope For Democracy

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was dubbed by many as the beacon of hope for democracy. She endured two decades of repression and was placed under house arrest for fifteen years. In the name of liberating Myanmar from the iron tight grip of the military-backed incumbent, she […]