March 28, 2019

At the intersection of 7th and H Streets, north of the Capitol Hill, seats the grand Friendship Archway of D.C.’s Chinatown. Much of the capital’s monuments is about symbolism. The city dedicated this Chinese traditional gate in the 1980s to mark the enduring Sino-US friendship. But lately, this 40-year-long economic partnership has taken a toxic turn with Washington shutting its doors on Chinese investment.

At the epicenter of contention is the fifth-generation cellular network (5G) that promises enhanced internet speeds. A network about 20 times faster than 4G will pave the way for future smart cities and…

Shirley Ying Han

Multimedia journalist in politics & international affairs. Cortado drinker. Columbia Journalism School and SIPA alum. Views are my own.

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