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2020/02/25 | The Conversation
Indian Women Join a Global ‘Fourth Wave’ Feminist Movement
Thousands of women across India are protesting the country's anti-citizenship law and gender discrimination.
2020/02/12 | The Conversation
Chinese Movie Studio Upturned Its Business Model Due to Coronavirus
The coronavirus outbreak has shut down movie theaters during Lunar New Year, causing movie studios with New Year screenings to lose billions of dollars. But one of them thought of a brilliant alternative.
2020/01/28 | The Conversation
Blue Acceleration: Our Dash for Ocean Resources
The "Blue Acceleration" is consuming ocean resources faster than ever, destroying million of marine species that could help develop the antibiotics and medicines of tomorrow.
2020/01/23 | The Conversation
Snakes Could Be the Source of the New Coronavirus Outbreak in China
Researchers have found that the protein codes in the new coronavirus to be most similar to those in snakes, and reports indicate that snakes were sold in the local seafood market in Wuhan.
2019/12/18 | The Conversation
What Chinese Citizens Think of China's Social Credit System
Contrary to what many in the West think, many Chinese citizens appreciate the social credit system for instilling a sense security and certainty in the society.
2019/11/18 | The Conversation
Why Protesters Around the World Are Wearing the Same Masks
Protesters around the world are wearing the Joker and Guy Fawkes face masks. A face mask technically doesn't offer any physical protection, then why do protesters favor wearing masks?
2019/11/01 | The Conversation
How Can the UK Promote ‘Safe Migration’ for the Vietnamese Community?
The U.K. has such a big appeal for the Vietnamese that many are willing to risk their lives on a perilous journey. But has the U.K. done anything to resolve the migrant problem?
2019/10/24 | The Conversation
Nezha Rises as the New Superhero and Role Model in China
“Nezha: Birth of the Demon Child” has set box-office records and it’s ultimately about how to raise a “good” child.
2019/10/16 | The Conversation
China’s Bullying of the NBA Might Trigger US Retaliation
China flexed its muscles on the NBA over one tweet supporting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, but its bullying might backfire.
2019/10/07 | The Conversation
China Granted Same-Sex Couples Legal Rights But Not Acceptance
Same-sex couples in China can now appoint each other as their legal guardians, but the Chinese government still insists that heterosexual monogamy aligns with Chinese moral traditions.
2019/10/02 | The Conversation
OPINION: A Possible New Script for Hong Kong Protesters
With no end in sight and the world losing interest, is there a possible solution for Hong Kong protesters?
2019/09/26 | The Conversation
More Countries Have Banned E-Cigarettes Following Vaping Deaths in the US
Following the vaping deaths in the U.S., over 20 countries have banned the sale of e-cigarette products. But researchers still have a hard time evaluating the actual health impact of e-cigarettes.
2019/09/19 | The Conversation
How Technology Turned Its Back on Uyghurs
When the Chinese government first implemented cellphone networks in Xinjiang, social media platforms like WeChat became a major communication tool for Uyghurs — but it turned out to be a trap.
2019/09/16 | The Conversation
Joker Represents the Absurdity and Horror of Our Times
Clownish figures have surged in popularity both in cinema and in politics. What does this imply for our society?
2019/09/09 | The Conversation
How Are the Hong Kong Police Trained for Riot Control?
Historically, Hong Kong police have responded to riots with a paramilitary mentality. The trust that was rebuilt between the police and the public since 1967 is destroyed again in the recent anti-extradition movement.
2019/09/05 | The Conversation
India's New Law to Protect Muslim Women Divides Feminist Groups
India passed a law criminalizing "triple talaq" — the controversial Muslim practice of instant divorce — and making it punishable with up to three years in prison. But Muslim women in the country are divided over the court ruling.
2019/08/06 | The Conversation
Collective Trauma United Puerto Ricans to Resist Against the Government
In an act of civil resilience, Puerto Ricans rallied behind decades of collective trauma to overthrow the governor.