LOS ANGELES — When people think of internationally smuggled goods, donkeys are not usually the first contraband item that comes to mind. However, due to a skyrocketing demand for donkey skin in China, millions of donkeys, primarily from Africa, Latin America ...

LOS ANGELES — In May 2021, the Biden administration backed the temporary suspension of intellectual property patents on COVID-19 vaccines, a move desperately needed as the Delta variant threatened to devastate India and other countries that suffered low vaccination rates.  ...

LOS ANGELES — On March 28, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai announced that “the U.S. is not ready to lift tariffs on Chinese imports in the near future.”    The policy in question is an elevated 19.3% tariff implemented on imports ...

LOS ANGELES — Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are sprinkled all around the world. From the Bahamas in the Caribbean and the Maldives in the Indian Ocean to Fiji in the Pacific and Cape Verde Off the African Coast, these ...

LOS ANGELES — The FIFA World Cup is the world’s most prestigious soccer competition and the highlight of the four-year season for soccer fans of all backgrounds. The upcoming World Cup in 2022 is especially exciting for fans in the ...

LOS ANGELES — As Saudi Arabia’s dependency on oil has grown over the years, accounting for almost 50 percent of the country’s gross domestic product, the Saudi government has started to look for ways to diversify its revenue. Out of ...

LOS ANGELES — On February 15, 2021, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala made history after members of the World Trade Organization moved to select her as the organization’s new director-general. Agreed to by consensus in the General Council, she is the first ...

LOS ANGELES — While the rest of the world still prohibits mass gatherings amid the COVID-19 pandemic, China hosted a national commendation conference on February 25 to celebrate a recent achievement: “eradicating” extreme poverty. President Xi Jinping hailed this achievement ...

The limbo between eastern and western alignment creates a violent and dangerous future for Central European states. The Visegràd Group (V4), a political and cultural alliance formed by Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia, has to reassess its political landscape ...

For many Asian Americans, boba is a popular drink of choice. Boba, a tea-based drink with tapioca pearls, has become an iconic item in Asian American culture. The drink is often discussed in the popular Facebook group “Subtle Asian Traits” ...