Final Essay

News of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court was highly criticized on the internet. Multiple women accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault and misconduct, which led to an FBI investigation of the allegations. The Washington Post was one of the few media outlets that posted the victim’s side of the story. Others, such as CNN, presented a more neutral tone. The failure  to convey the full story of Kavanaugh’s conduct led to confusion by the public and his eventual confirmation.

 

On July 9th 2018, President Donald Trump announced his nomination of Kavanaugh to the high court to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. During his reveal at a ceremony in the White House, Trump describes Kavanaugh as a man of “impeccable credentials” and “true though-leader among his peers.”

 

Not long before the month is over on July 30th, Christine Blasey Ford, a psychology professor in California, sent a letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee. In the letter, she alleges that Kavanaugh physically and sexually assaulted her while they were in high school. On Ford’s request the letter was never released publicly.

 

September 2018 was when the news broke out to the public and everyone found out through a story by The New Yorker magazine. The story did not include Ford’s name. This was the moment that everything changed. Here is when everything was out and there was no going back. As soon as this story was published millions across the country read it and the response was interesting. Many social platforms including Twitter had many of its users giving out their opinions and concerns on this accusation.

 

Twitter is known for its users saying anything and everything on their mind, since this was something so big that a President was nominating a man accused of sexual assault and misconduct and months earlier the #MeToo movement was happening this was on everyone’s radar.

 

A few days later on September 16, 2018, The Washington Post published an interview with Ford, who allowed her name to be released publicly for the first time. You can read the article here: https://wapo.st/2QCSDRj This was one of the only outlets that actually published the victims side. To the public this is a bit intriguing with a story as big as this why is only one outlet publishing the victims side while everyone else such as CNN is posting things only about Kavanaugh.

 

With such little media outlets posting the victims side not many people got to experience or see what she felt and wanted to say. This caused a lot of problems because most of the story was one sided. This has to do with Trump being the push behind Kavanaugh. Trump is all about “Fake News” and how the media is filled of lies. Since he was supporting Kavanaugh many outlets didn’t want to “overstep” and draw unwanted attention to themselves so they decided to remain neutral about the situation and just reported what certain facts were coming in daily.

 

This whole situation as to how this was released and what us the viewers were seeing is all very suspicious. I would say a lot of people didn’t understand how someone with such accusations that was even being investigated by the FBI was having hearings being pushed sooner that normally.

 

Now you fast forward a couple days and on September 27th The New Yorker released a report that a second woman had come forward with sexual assault allegations. Now there is two women accusing this man of something and nothing is being done. There is special hearing being held and a supposed “investigation” towards the individual but no results. The media handled this situation very interesting. You had a lot of Republican party members threatening said victims and wanting them to get sued because the allegations were supposedly made up.

 

The whole situation was presented to the world in a very Ethos tone. Most of the retaliation was from President Trump telling the people of Twitter that his candidate was not the man these women accused him to be and that we should trust his word. All the information that was provided to the media was basically a he said she said situation. Basically having everyone fighting over who to believe and who to give credit towards.

 

This stories presence got a lot of people riled up from both sides. We have Republican officials speaking about the accusations and we also had normal everyday people and bloggers and pretty much everyone else on the internet trying to get to the bottom of the situation.

 

This story circulated really quickly and was going on for about a few months and that’s all thanks to the internet. The internet opened up a platform of social media and that is the future. No one would have known about this story if it wasn’t blasted all over. The news got people talking about it but social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook.

 

This type of response is incredible because you have people all around the world finding out what is currently happening on this case. This is something similar to the Clinton investigation when Trump had her emails all investigated. All this began with President Trump and ended with him.

 

At the end of this case Kavanaugh had multiple women accuse him of the same thing and he ended up winning his seat in the supreme court. This had a lot to do with how the information was presented and how he was supported by big people in the industry. Since the women that accused were not really heard out people had no other choice but to read what Kavanaugh would say and just wonder about the other side.

 

The media did a terrible job in fully showing the public exactly what was happening and giving all the sides to the story. Maybe if the media wasn’t so filtered by these big corporations and had the real freedom to really reveal everything and put the real truth out there maybe things would have ended up differently for Kavanagh and his victims.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/09/25/what-we-know-about-allegations-surrounding-brett-kavanaugh/?utm_term=.9d90520dcbe2

 

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/a-sexual-misconduct-allegation-against-the-supreme-court-nominee-brett-kavanaugh-stirs-tension-among-democrats-in-congress?mbid=social_twitter

 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/09/16/brett-kavanaugh-accuser-speaks-out-washington-post/1328625002/

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/26/us/politics/kavanaugh-news.html

 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2018/09/24/brett-kavanaugh-allegations-timeline-supreme-court/1408073002/

 

https://www.thecut.com/2018/10/republicans-are-suggesting-brett-kavanaugh-sue-his-accusers.html

 

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Final Essay- Team 2

Please check the email I sent you of my paper because wordpress is not letting me paste my media properly.

 

China Holds Over 1 Million Muslims in Detention Centers

By Juliana Hontou

 

When the United Nations broke out the news that China was holding over a million Muslims in internment camps, human rights advocacy groups like International Service for Human Right, the Human Rights Watch, and several others poured all their energy into finding out the truth. While the Chinese government attempted serious efforts to keep the world from knowing about its mass incarceration, news outlets like The New York Times, Huffington Post, and Chinese journalists and advocacy groups were able to pressure China in breaking their silence and find out what exactly the Communist Party was doing in committing one of the biggest human rights violations in decades. However, despite tough efforts in forcing the Chinese government to confess to their malicious act, China was able to change its tactic by announcing that the camps were for “re-educational purposes”, as well as using poor and fake coverage to their advantage in getting the Chinese public on their side.

(CNN)

 

When the United Nations broke out the news of the internment camps, the Chinese government quickly turned to secrecy and silence as their main tactic. When asked about the subject, all Chinese officials practically answered back with “no comment”. As time went on, journalists, human rights groups, and even regular citizens grew tired of China’s silence and demanded the truth on why Muslims, mainly Uighurs, were disappearing and ending up in camps. According to Akbar Shahid Ahmed, foreign affair reporter, he states in his article, “How The World Learned China Is Holding Over A Million Muslims In Secret Prison Camps”, that journalists and activists were able to obtain information on the Chinese government’s purpose  for the camps through 3 sources- expatriate Uighurs, human rights experts, and worldwide media. Uighurs living in China also had and continues having their own very limited form of communication, mostly through the Chinese messaging app WeChat. However the government approved app is closely monitored so the Uighurs use established code-words to communicate.

(NYT)

Ahmed mentions that a group called the International Service for Human Rights was one of the few that supplied the UN with word on the camps by getting crucial information from activists and caseworkers that were stationed in Xinjiang. Media coverage has also played a critical role in forcing the truth out. Radio Free Asia is a U.S.-funded broadcaster which has focused primarily on Uighurs for over 20 years. This team of broadcasters was able to report major news on the Muslim subject, even becoming the first broadcasting team that reported the detention camps. To give a sense on how the Chinese government works to keep secrets from coming out, they targeted the families from the broadcasting team, arresting several members from six of the staff members of the group.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL5XfXDSGgg

On October 16th, everything changed. China realized that it could no longer keep avoiding the accusations it was facing. Quickly, they formed a different plan and begun a type of propaganda campaign that advocated for the camps instead. In its article, “Cat leaves bag; Xinjiang”, The Economist report that the Communist Party had released a 15-minute news video shot in one of the internment camps, or as the Chinese government was now calling it, an “educational training center.” The video spun around the whole concept that these centers were helping to stop terrorism by getting rid of extremism religion. In it, featured detainees learning new subjects, baking, and playing games all while having a big smile on their face.  This video, alongside all other efforts from the party’s propaganda campaign, shows how the Chinese government used news and coverage as leverage in reporting inaccurate information to get the public to believe that what they were doing was righteous and for the betterment of society.

What news the Chinese public is exposed to is an essential question in finding out how the Chinese government has been able to partially fool them into thinking that Muslims being held in detention camps is good and lawful. It is no secret that China is known for its form of censorship, one of the biggest one being its impact on the Internet, also known as China’s Great Firewall.

(CNN)

In her book, “Censored: Distraction and Diversion Inside China’s Great Firewall”, Margaret Roberts emphasizes the influence that censorship plays on the Chinese public. She explains how using subtle censorship, making the user less aware that they are being censored, China has been able to thoroughly control what information the public is being fed. This plays a crucial part in influencing the public’s opinion on the Muslim situation, by only showing them what the Chinese government wants them to see. One example of how this censorship works is through China’s media monitoring system, China Clipping. From a newspaper article published in Beijing, “Media Monitors Group Acquires China Clipping”, it’s easy to see how China works to display censorship as a needed and beneficial tool to the public. The article conveys a very buoyant tone, clearly pushing to make China Clipping become a supported addition to censorship. All of this shows how China has been able to incorporate censorship smoothly into the public’s information, which has resulted in the government having the power to influence the public’s view on the detention camps that hold over a million Muslims.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJ0WVNrdWU0

 

However, the Communist Party does more than just censor out information that they don’t want the public to see. They also add in information that is many cases not so accurate. Luwei Rose Luqui and Fan Yang write a scholarly journal, “Islamophobia in China: News Coverage, Stereotypes, and Chinese Muslims’ Perceptions of Themselves and Islam”, that addresses the discrimination against Muslims in China. With a 10 year study on news report about Muslims in China, they show how Chinese reports display a negative view on Muslims. The study also revealed that non-Muslim Chinese citizens contain a negative stereotype on Muslims. By showing false information on Muslims, China’s public has been influenced to have negative views on them, helping President Xi Jinping and the rest of the Communist Party gather support for the detention centers they are keeping the Muslims in.

(NYT)

By changing their silent approach to publicly defending the camps, the Chinese government sought a way to keep Muslims in detention camps without keeping it a secret. In placing emphasis on the “educational” need for the centers, which they claim works to prevent terrorism, China has been able to keeping their mass incarnation from shutting down. Despite efforts from human rights groups, journalists, and the United Nations, China has used censorship, media, and poor coverage as key factors in dodging heavy criticism from the public and gaining their support in holding Muslims captive.

(NYT)

Xinjiang’s chairman, Shohrat Zakir, says the region is now “safe and stable” thanks to the camps

Works Cited

 

 

  1. Roberts, Margaret E. “Censored: Distraction and Diversion Inside China’s Great Firewall.” FIU Libraries, Princeton University Press, 2018, fiu.catalog.fcla.edu/permalink.jsp?27FIPDA003280650.

(FIU Catalog- Book)

 

Harvard graduate, Margaret Roberts, dives deep into her work in this book by covering the system and reasoning behind China’s firewall of censorship. Through her detailed work, she explains how by placing subtle censorship on all types of media, Chinese government is able to manage Internet users from seeing what the government wants them to see. In doing this, the government is able to control the media that is fed to the public. The book serves as a tool to demonstrate how the Chinese government is able to manage what news the public is able to see about Muslims being held in internment camps.

 

 

  1. Luqiu, Luwei Rose, and Fan Yang. “Islamophobia in China: News Coverage, Stereotypes, and Chinese Muslims’ Perceptions of Themselves and Islam.” Asian Journal of Communication, vol. 28, no. 6, Dec. 2018, pp. 598–619. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/01292986.2018.1457063.

       (Database- Communication and Mass media Complete) (Scholarly journal article) 

 

Luqiu and Rose introduce the concept “islamophobia” in their article which deals with the discrimination on Muslims in China. Following their numerous conducted surveys and studies, they show how China, a country with over 20 million Muslims, uses news coverage and other media to give negative views on Muslims. The article plays into showing how Chinese media uses poor and inaccurate coverage to influence the public’s view on Muslims. In doing this, the government has the public on their side when they start building up an Anti-Muslim sentiment across China.

 

  1. “Cat leaves bag; Xinjiang.” The Economist, 20 Oct. 2018, p. 42(US). Academic OneFilehttp://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A558719922/AONE?u=miam11506&sid=AONE&xid=7b2b20f4.

(Database- Academic OneFile) (Magazine)

 

In this magazine article, the author uses sarcasm to show how the Chinese Communist Party used all types of propaganda to try and convince Chinese citizens that what they were doing in those internment camps was actually helpful and good for the Muslims who were sent there. After it finally stopped denying the accusations, China stuck to their claim that the camps were for re-educational purposes, a means to rid of extremism religion. The article shows how the government can create fake stories and news to twist the public into believing that whatever bad thing they are doing is actually good.

 

  1. “Media Monitors Group Acquires China Clipping.” PR Newswire Asia, December 12, 2011 Monday. https://advance.lexis.com/api/document?collection=news&id=urn:contentItem:54G3-8VT1-JDTW-B1JV-00000-00&context=1516831

      (Database- Nexis Uni) (newspaper from China) 

 

The newspaper article deals with introducing the media monitoring system, China Clipping, to become a part of the Media Monitors Group company. Published in Beijing, the article has a very uplifting and positive tone to it, pushing to make China Clipping look like something that will only benefit the public. The article is useful in showing what type of equipments and systems China uses to monitor the Internet and media. Most importantly, it shows how when implementing a system that will work to monitor everyday users and censor the content they will be seeing, China makes sure to release only good things about the new system to the public so that the people will support it. This type of system can be really helpful to the Chinese government when they want to monitor what type of information gets out about to the public.

 

 

  1. Ahmed, Akbar Shahid. “How The World Learned China Is Holding Over A Million Muslims In Secret Prison Camps.” The Huffington Post, TheHuffingtonPost.com, 15 Aug. 2018, huffingtonpost.com/entry/china-muslim-camps-united-nations_us_5b7445c6e4b02b415d748a00

(A good Website) 

 

In his article, Ahmed talks about the situation going on in China with the Uighur Muslims. He provides background information on the discrimination and harsh limits that Muslims have been facing for a while in China. The article goes in depth on the tricky situations that the press and the United Nations had to go through in order to get the news out the China has been holding Muslims in internment camps.  The article shines light on the difficulties that came along in getting this story out into the public. It serves as a means to focus not on just the content that we receive, but also on how and where we are getting that content.

 

 

  1. Timm, Leo. “China Uses US Technology for Mass Surveillance.” The Epoch Times, May, 2018. ProQuest, http://ezproxy.fiu.edu/login?url=https://search.proquest.com/docview/2051200243?accountid=10901.

(Database- Ethnic NewsWatch) (A good source) 

 

Leo Timm writes in his article the trillions of dollars worth of technology, including surveillance systems, that the Chinese Communist Party has been able to get a hold of.  As the US learned about the human violations that China was committing against the country’s Muslims, they realized the mass number of surveillance technology that they had sold to China was being used to monitor the Muslims. Now, senators and representatives of the US are doing everything to try and stop the selling of more of these technologies to the Chinese Communist Party. The article plays a key role in showing how and where China was able to obtain such a vast number of advanced technologies that would be used to monitor the country.

 

Team Assignment 4: Fake News

Team 2 –

Well done and visually arresting. The only question I have is just how fake is it? Except for calling it “prison”, which could be rhetorical device, and not being fed for 24 hours, most of the facts seem to be true. Rhetorically quite effective, but not sure what part is fake. But maybe you were successful in fooling me? 

 

 

Ana Rubiano

Team 2 

BREAKING NEWS: Trump sends immigrant children to prison.

Texas 2018 – Pretend for a minute that you are a child that is far away from home. Without any type of warning, federal officers grab you in the middle of the night, put you on a bus and send you across the United States.

In this place you will not be provided schooling, classes of any kind. You will spend the next few months with thousands of other children, wondering if and when your childhood will be returned to you.

You can forget about just immigrant adults going to prison, now children are being detained as well.  Since the beginning of this year more and more immigrants have been detained and every family member is getting some prison time.

Since Donald Trump took office back in 2017, over 13,000 migrant children have been taken into custody. That is double the children in these facilities since just last year.

It’s no hidden secret that Trump has taken our country into a new direction involving immigration. From the enactment of his zero-tolerance policy, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents began to detain migrants at the border and hold them in custody.

However, to the dismay of most of the American people, ICE agents started detaining children separately from their parents, including “tender age” children, whom are unable to do anything for themselves.

Many children have been secretly flown across the United States due to many US states refusing to allow these children to come within their state border. The government has hunt frantically for suitable facilities to house these children, while their parents are housed on military bases.

These parents and children are trying to come into the U.S in hopes of seeking asylum. Most of the countries they are coming from are places like Venezuela and Cuba, where the harsh government has persecuted them for political reasons. Having arrived at a country with a strict “zero-tolerance” law, these families are being hunted down and prosecuted. When first caught by border officers or ICE agents, the families are split up right away. The parents get placed into custody and face criminal prosecution. While it used to be that children are were separated and placed in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Trump administration has changed that now.

These children that have just arrived into a new country and have been stripped away from their families are now being detained as well. The Trump administration has built a detention center which they claim is for “rehabilitation” purposes. The children placed there are treated as prisoners and are given very limited rights. Former kids who have managed to be released from these camps have said that the experience is nothing less than torture. They state that it is severely overpacked and sometimes are not fed for over 24 hours. One of them even said that the guards are constantly telling them that they will never see their families again and are going to be in prison for the rest of their lives.

When asked about these camps and the stories from former detainees, officials from the Trump administration have no comment. They only thing they have commented so far is that the camps are for rehabilitation purposes. After seeing the approach that Trump and his administration has taken on CHILDREN, one might wonder if Trump will stop at anything to keep people trying to reach asylum from entering the U.S.

Reflective Paragraph

This fake news article major rhetoric appeal is Pathos. The entire article is about how Trump is arresting immigrant children and placing them in prison. This affects your average person because no one wants to see an innocent child in prison.  Our intended audience is the people of America. Everyone needs to be informed about what the president is doing in this country. However, since our article is completely anti-Trump, our audience will also target people who are against Trump more specifically. It is easier for people to believe fake news when they are biased of it. If a person reading this doesn’t like Trump, then they will have more reason to believe what they are reading is true. Our hook in this article is the title, saying that children are being arrested is an attention grabber. We maintained credibility by giving numbers and real-life events to justify the article. By including events that have already happened, the reader is more likely to believe the story since they are some way familiar with it.

Contributions

Ana Rubiano: Concept development, images, article content, video link, headline, WordPress formatting; Paragraphs 5-7 and images and YouTube video

Nicole Nissing: Last image, first 4 paragraphs and Reflective paragraph

Juliana Hontou: Paragraphs 8,9,10 and part of the reflective paragraph

Juan Aguiar: Absent. 

Annotated Bibliography

Nicole –

Despite some confusion over the formats of two sources, a good job.

 

 

 

Annotated Bibliography

 

Thesis Statement

News of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court was highly criticized on the internet. Multiple women accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault and misconduct, which led to an FBI investigation of the allegations. The Washington Post was one of the few media outlets that posted the victim’s side of the story. Others, such as CNN, presented a more neutral tone. The failure to convey the full story of Kavanaugh’s conduct led to confusion by the public and his eventual confirmation.

 

 

Book published in last 20 years

Our Monica, ourselves: the Clinton affair and national interest (2001) – FIU Library Catalog

This source is about the Clinton affair which happened in 2001 and how it was dealt with publicly. The chapter I find the most useful is Pt. 5 which is about ethics and morality about the case.  This book will be very useful in how the country dealt with such scandal at the time.

Berlant, Lauren Gail, and Lisa Duggan. Our Monica, Ourselves: the Clinton Affair and the National Interest. New York University Press, 2001.

 

Journal article in a scholarly journal

PREFACE – Academic OneFile – FIU Library Catalog

This article tackles the Hugh Hefner’s death and how the sexual assault allegations accusations sky rocketed one month after. This gives us an insight on how it was dealt with and the timing of these allegations. This will be useful in the power of someone speaking out.

Craddock, Joshua J. “PREFACE.” Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, Spring 2018, p. i+. Academic OneFile, http://link.galegroup.com.ezproxy.fiu.edu/apps/doc/A540678637/AONE?u=miam11506&sid=AONE&xid=9fda8117. Accessed 23 Oct. 2018.

 Actually more of an intro to the issue. 

One article in popular or trade magazine

The Morality Wars – ProQuest – FIU database

This magazine article speaks about the allegations of Bill Cosby, Kevin Spacey and many more figures in the public eye. Gives a look on how these allegations came to be, how it affected their careers and how it ended.

Morris, Wesley. “The Morality Wars.” New York Times Magazine Oct 07 2018: 78,80,82,84. ProQuest. 23 Oct. 2018.

 

Newspaper published in the United States

Lending their voices to change – ProQuest – FIU Database

This entry in the Washington Post speaks about Brittany Holljes and her response to the testimony Brett Kavanaugh made. It deals with her reaction and how she dealt with it. I believe this is helpful because it has a powerful message due to the circumstances.

Yahr, Emily. “Lending their Voices to Change.” The Washington Post Oct 22 2018ProQuest. 23 Oct. 2018.

 

A good website

Brett Kavanaugh and allegations of sexual misconduct: The complete list – The Washington Post

The Washington Post online site has published this article giving readers the full rundown of the Kavanaugh case. The best thing about this source is that its not biased gives both parties side of the story.

Berlant, Lauren Gail, and Lisa Duggan. Our Monica, Ourselves: the Clinton Affair and the National Interest. New York University Press, 2001. Wrong cite. Also, an online article, not a website.

 

Source I choose

Republicans Are Suggesting Kavanaugh Sue His Accusers – the CUT– Website

This article takes on what the republican party was Kavanaugh to do. This is a good article to explain on the parties reacted towards it.

Berlant, Lauren Gail, and Lisa Duggan. Our Monica, Ourselves: the Clinton Affair and the National Interest. New York University Press, 2001.

Annotated Bibliography

Ana –

 

The sources you have are good, but I don’t see a web page or a newspaper from China or the U.S.

 

Ana Rubiano 

Group 2

Thesis

           Trump is arguably one of the most controversial Presidents of the United States of all time. On September 17, 2018, The New York Times reported that Trump had slapped China with tariffs on $200 Billion worth of goods. While this development highlights Trump’s no nonsense approach to matters trade, China is likely to respond by imposing tariffs on United States goods. Local newspapers and tabloids in both countries have contributed to the tension between China and the United States by suggesting that if the trade wars escalate, the world is likely to experience a third financial meltdown.

Moosa, Imad. The US-China trade dispute: facts, figures and myths. Edward Elgar
              Publishing, 2012.

In this book, Moosa highlights the allegations leveled against China and its trade
practices. Moosa mentions that China has been accused of currency manipulation and mercantilism which are the reasons behind the massive bilateral trade deficit and the destruction of the United States manufacturing industry. Moosa provides a detailed analysis of China-US trade relations since the end of the cold war. This source provides the background information required for the development of the research paper.

Glaser, Bonnie S. “US-China Relations: Managing Differences Remains an                                    Urgent Challenge.” Southeast Asian Affairs 2014.1 (2014): 76-82.

Glaser is of the opinion that the United Sates can no longer ignore China’s influence on international markets. It is no wonder president Trump is using trade tariffs against China’s goods in order to slow down China’s economic boom. Glaser believes that China and the US cannot sustain an amicable relationship as long as they are competing for international business. Glaser’s peer reviewed article will be used to highlight the complexities of the China-US relations.

Hedrick-Wong, Yuwa.. The U.S.-China Trade War And Global Economic                                        Dominance. 2018 September 11. Retrieved from Forbes on 23 rd Oct 2018                      from: https://www.forbes.com/sites/yuwahedrickwong/2018/09/11/the-u-s-                      china-trade-war-and-global-economic-dominance/#1a54b2a5256a

In this article, Hedrick-Wong argues that Trump’s Dispute with China has more than meets the eye. Hedrick-Wong reasons that at the center of the United States and China trade war is the head-to-head struggle between the superpower (United States) and a rising challenger (China) fueled by the belief that China’s economic system is structured in such a way that it disadvantages China’s trading partners. This source will provide the paper with the much needed in-depth on China-U.S.A trade wars.

Wallace, Charles.. Trump Unleashes Full-Scale Trade War With China. 2018,                                September 17. Retrieved on 23 rd Oct 2018 from Forbes:
                https://www.forbes.com/sites/charleswallace1/2018/09/17/trump-unleashes-                    full- scale-trade-war-with-china/#e154977196d2

Wallace mentions how the tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports is likely to offset the trade relations that China and the US have had over the years. Wallace notes that unlike the Obama administration that handled China with kids gloves, Trump is determined to go all the way to the finish line in so far as the trade wars are concerned. Wallace’s article forms the foundation on which the entire research paper is based.

Zeng, Ka. “High Stakes: US-China Trade Disputes under the World Trade                                      Organization (WTO).” Asian Journal of Social Science 41.3-4 (2013): 352-380.

This paper looks into US-China Trade disputes under the world trade organization. Zeng argues that Chinese leaders have resorted to the WTO as the best trade dispute settlement mechanism. However, Zeng notes that the WTO has failed terribly to address the trade dispute between the two economic powerhouses. As such, Zeng believes that the WTO is not the best agency to handle the US-China dispute. This paper will provide the much needed background information for the final research paper.

Al-Jazeera News.. What’s the endgame in the US-China trade war? 2018, September               22 Retrieved on 23 rd Oct 2018 from Aljazeera:
              https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/countingthecost/2018/09/endgame-                  china-trade-war-180922074957099.html

In this article, Aljazeera looks into the consequences of the US-China trade war and how they will affect both countries. Aljazeera believes that increased tensions between the two countries are likely to scuttled renewed calls for trade talks. More so, US protectionism is likely to not only hurt China but also the global economy. This article provides a different perspective that will be essential for the development of the final paper.

Annotated Bibliography

Juliana –

 

Excellent job!

 

Juliana Hontou

Thesis-

When the United Nations broke out the news that China was holding over a million Muslims in “re-education” camps, hundreds of human rights advocacy groups poured all their energy into finding out the truth. While the Chinese government attempted serious efforts to keep the world from knowing about its mass incarceration, news outlets like The New York Times, Huffington Post, and Chinese journalists and advocacy groups were able to pressure China in breaking their silence and find out what exactly it was that China was hiding

Annotated Bibliography-

1. Roberts, Margaret E. “Censored: Distraction and Diversion Inside China’s Great Firewall.” FIU Libraries, Princeton University Press, 2018, fiu.catalog.fcla.edu/permalink.jsp?27FIPDA003280650.
(FIU Catalog- Book)

Harvard graduate, Margaret Roberts, dives deep into her work in this book by covering the system and reasoning behind China’s firewall of censorship. Through her detailed work, she explains how by placing subtle censorship on all types of media, the Chinese government is able to manage Internet users from seeing what the government wants them to see. In doing this, the government is able to control the media that is fed to the public. The book serves as a tool to demonstrate how the Chinese government is able to manage what news the public is able to see about Muslims being held in internment camps.

2. Luqiu, Luwei Rose, and Fan Yang. “Islamophobia in China: News Coverage, Stereotypes, and Chinese Muslims’ Perceptions of Themselves and Islam.” Asian Journal of Communication, vol. 28, no. 6, Dec. 2018, pp. 598–619. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/01292986.2018.1457063.
(Database- Communication and Mass media Complete) (Scholarly journal article)

Luqiu and Rose introduce the concept “Islamophobia” in their article which deals with the discrimination on Muslims in China. Following their numerous conducted surveys and studies, they show how China, a country with over 20 million Muslims, uses news coverage and other media to give negative views on Muslims. The article plays into showing how Chinese media uses poor and inaccurate coverage to influence the public’s view on Muslims. In doing this, the government has the public on their side when they start building up an Anti-Muslim sentiment across China.

3. “Cat leaves bag; Xinjiang.” The Economist, 20 Oct. 2018, p. 42(US). Academic OneFile, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A558719922/AONE?u=miam11506&sid=AONE&xid=7b2b20f4.
(Database- Academic OneFile) (Magazine)

In this magazine article, the author uses sarcasm to show how the Chinese Communist Party used all types of propaganda to try and convince Chinese citizens that what they were doing in those internment camps was actually helpful and good for the Muslims who were sent there. After it finally stopped denying the accusations, China stuck to their claim that the camps were for re-educational purposes, a means to rid of extremist religion. The article shows how the government can create fake stories and news to twist the public into believing that whatever bad things they are doing are actually good.

4. “Media Monitors Group Acquires China Clipping.” PR Newswire Asia, December 12, 2011 Monday. https://advance.lexis.com/api/document?collection=news&id=urn:contentItem:54G3-8VT1-JDTW-B1JV-00000-00&context=1516831
(Database- Nexis Uni) (newspaper from China)

The newspaper article deals with introducing the media monitoring system, China Clipping, to become a part of the Media Monitors Group company. Published in Beijing, the article has a very uplifting and positive tone to it, pushing to make China Clipping look like something that will only benefit the public. The article is useful in showing what type of equipments and systems China uses to monitor the Internet and media. Most importantly, it shows how when implementing a system that will work to monitor everyday users and censor the content they will be seeing, China makes sure to release only good things about the new system to the public so that the people will support it. This type of system can be really helpful to the Chinese government when they want to monitor what type of information gets out about to the public.
5. Ahmed, Akbar Shahid. “How The World Learned China Is Holding Over A Million Muslims In Secret Prison Camps.” The Huffington Post, TheHuffingtonPost.com, 15 Aug. 2018, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/china-muslim-camps-united-nations_us_5b7445c6e4b02b415d748a00
(A good Website)

In his article, Ahmed talks about the situation going on in China with the Uighur Muslims. He provides background information on the discrimination and harsh limits that Muslims have been facing for a while in China. The article goes into depth on the tricky situations that the press and the United Nations had to go through in order to get the news out that China has been holding Muslims in internment camps. The article shines light on the difficulties that came along in getting this story out into the public. It serves as a means to focus not on just the content that we receive, but also on how and where we are getting that content.
6. Timm, Leo. “China Uses US Technology for Mass Surveillance.” The Epoch Times, May, 2018. ProQuest, http://ezproxy.fiu.edu/login?url=https://search.proquest.com/docview/2051200243?accountid=10901.
(Database- Ethnic NewsWatch) (A good source)

Leo Timm writes in his article the trillions of dollars worth of technology, including surveillance systems, that the Chinese Communist Party has been able to get a hold of. As the US learned about the human violations that China was committing against the country’s Muslims, they realized the mass number of surveillance technology that they had sold to China was being used to monitor the Muslims. Now, senators and representatives of the US are doing everything to try and stop the selling of more of these technologies to the Chinese Communist Party. The article plays a key role in showing how and where China was able to obtain such a vast number of advanced technologies that would be used to monitor the country.

Draft Thesis

Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination

Catalina,

Looks good. I would suggest a slight rewording:

 

News of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court was highly criticized on the internet. Multiple women accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault and misconduct, which led to an FBI investigation of the allegations. The Washington Post was one of the few media outlets that posted the victim’s side of the story. Others, such as CNN, presented a more neutral tone. The failure to convey the full story of Kavanaugh’s conduct led to confusion by the public and his eventual confirmation.

Approved,

When news broke out about Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to be the next Supreme Court Justice, it was highly criticized on the internet. This led to multiple women accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assault and misconduct, which ended in an investigation of these allegations. The Washington Post was one of the only outlets that posted the victims side of the story. Other outlets such as CNN posted more on a neutral note. How can the people know what’s happening when the full story isn’t being shared.