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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.
2019/07/23 | The Conversation
Why Does the U.S. Sentence People to 400 Years in Prison?
What's the point in giving out prison sentences of 400+ years if no one can live that long?
2019/07/17 | The Conversation
How Did China Manipulate the Media Narrative in the Hong Kong Protests?
China creates its worldview with intricate layers of propaganda at different levels, with different tactics.
2019/03/01 | The Conversation
Hsieh Hsueh-hung: Taiwan's Communist Champion of Self-Determination
Remembering her life, her heroism during the 1947 uprising, and the legacy of the communist movement in Taiwan.
2019/01/21 | The Conversation
An Ebola-Like Virus Called 'Mengla' Has Been Discovered in China
Scientists believe the recently discovered virus has the potential to infect humans.
2018/12/28 | The Conversation
Why You Should Make Self-Compassion Your New Year's Resolution in 2019
Resolutions are hard to keep, but being kind to yourself when facing failure helps you build resilience.