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.

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 […]

Crowdfunding Campaign To Place International Pressure On Burma To End Ethnic Cleansing

With the onset of the Rohingya Crisis and nearly half a million refugees seeking refuge in Bangladesh, actions are now taken to condemn what the top United Nations human-rights official dubs a “textbook ethnic cleansing,” stating that it is a crime against humanity. The Independent reports that Hussein Mohamad and […]

Resource Depletion And Environmental Degradation Drives Humanitarian Crises

On the International Day for Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon highlighted that “since 1990, at least 18 violent conflicts have been fuelled by the exploitation of natural resources such as timber, minerals, oil, and gas.” Just two years ago, Russia, the United […]

Russia’s Display Of Massive Firepower Concerns U.S. And NATO Allies

According to CNN, Russia is unleashing massive firepower right on NATO’s border. Under the watchful eyes of President Vladimir Putin, tanks, rockets, and aircrafts display their capabilities in choreographed war games named Zapad (the west). Russia is conducting the military exercise with Belarus. They claim that the exercise simulates an […]

United Nations Boycotts Nuclear Armed North Korea

“Today, we are saying the world will never accept a nuclear armed North Korea,” declared Nikki Haley, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, moments after a resolution to impose new sanctions on North Korea was unanimously passed on Monday. CNN reported that the resolution will cap North Korea’s oil […]

China And Mexico: The Alliance

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s heavy criticism of NAFTA, Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto announced that he will be visiting China next week to discuss the possibility of trade and investment ties between the two nations that are now under attack from Trump. For instance, the imposition of […]

Our “Fish-less” Oceans

On Monday, environmental group Sea Shepherd’s founder Paul Watson announced a ceasefire on all activities against Japanese whalers, citing limited resources as their primary reason. Watson stated that with Japan now employing military surveillance to monitor Sea Shepherd ship movements in real time by satellite, it is impossible for them […]