Chi Wang

Chi Wang

Chi Wang, a former head of the Chinese section of the US Library of Congress, is president of the US-China Policy Foundation.

US colleges must stop admitting subpar Chinese students for the money
The bombshell revelations about a scheme by which wealthy parents in the US allegedly conspired to fraudulently get their children accepted into elite universities have opened the door to wider criticism of the injustices in university admissions. These include the ongoing debates about affirmative action, accusations of racism, and legacy admissions, among others. Yet this most recent scandal overshadowed another case that made headlines this month and which sheds light on another issue plaguing campuses: accusations of academic dishonesty among Chinese students in the US. When I enrolled in the University of Maryland’s agriculture program in 1950, I was one of just four Chinese undergradu
US colleges must stop admitting subpar Chinese students for the money
The Vatican should work with Beijing to unify Catholics
The Vatican and the Chinese government are in talks about resuming ties, which were officially severed in 1951. The major roadblock to better China-Holy See relations is the status of bishops and underground churches in China. Some bishops were appointed by Beijing, others by the Vatican, while a few have gained tacit approval from both. How these current bishops will be recognized and how new bishops are appointed are key questions. However, there are wider concerns about what these negotiations mean for Catholics in China and the Catholic Church overall. The Communist government has long been wary of religious groups, due to historical examples of churches as bases for political movements.
The Vatican should work with Beijing to unify Catholics