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Excerpt from The Second Sun

“Ziqi, I know it’s been hard for you. But I hope you will find it in your heart to forgive me,” sighed Leihong, “Ah, 往事不堪回首月明中[1], it’s hard to explain in a few words…. But please do not worry. No matter what people think of me…


The rocketing rise of GameStop and other meme stock prices instigated by the now infamous Reddit group r/Wallstreetbets with over 8 million members and growing have captured the world’s attention over the past weeks as hedge funds suffer tremendous losses. On the surface, it seems to be about vengeance or…


BACKGROUND

Explaining the organization of China’s banking system is crucial to understanding its financial structure. China’s banking sector has expanded exponentially “from $10.2 trillion in 2009 to $41.6 trillion at the end of 2019”, making it the largest banking sector in the world (Bisio 4). It also wields the greatest…


The evanescent sun during sunset, like a ball of blazing fire, hung distantly in the hazy firmament. …


Bang! Bang! Bang! It only took the first round to wake up the six-year old Zhiyu. Unlike the muffled gunshots and cannons she so often heard in the distance and had grown accustomed to, a crisp and peculiar rhythm suddenly came from beyond her room; this time, a lot closer…


Why the Eurozone Crisis of 2010 Happened

The Euro Area Crisis of 2010, known as the European Sovereign Debt Crisis, was a financial crisis that extended from the U.S. Financial Crisis of 2008. As the name suggests, the primary culprit of the financial crisis had much to do with periphery…


With acceptance rates among top universities decreasing to an all-time low, it is no surprise that high school students face more pressure than ever before. And there is no indication that the trend will stop breaking new records any time soon, especially as the number of applications to prestigious institutions…

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