Qiyang Niu is the winner of the MacMillan Center’s competitive William J. Foltz Journalism Award. His submission, “Can Russia Save Northeast China’s Economy,” appeared in The Diplomat on April 16, 2017. Niu is a recent graduate from European & Russian Studies program (M.A. ‘17). His main research focus is Russia-China-U.S. trilateral relations. Niu also is a former intern at EastWest Institute and UNDP.
“The idea of writing this article appeared when I was writing my M.A. thesis on the economic collaboration between Russian Far East and Northeast China,” said Niu. “While my thesis assesses and explains the stagnant cooperation between these neighboring regions, this article specifies one bright side of their future.”
The Journalism Award is an annual prize named for William J. Foltz (1936-2013), the H. J. Heinz Professor Emeritus of African Studies and Political Science. Articles entered must relate to some aspect of international affairs, area studies, or foreign relations, and treat the subject with originality, be well-written, and help the audience gain greater knowledge and understanding of international issues.
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