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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.

2021/06/08 | The Conversation

China’s Three-Child Policy Is Unlikely To Be Welcomed by Working Women

Despite the new three-child policy, young Chinese couples in cities hesitate to have a second child. In rural China, the story is different.

2018/11/22 | The Conversation

OPINION: Blockchain Offers Chinese Consumers Food Safety Solace

Blockchain can help food manufacturers prevent against fraud and help those with a mind ensure that producers receive fair pay for their toil.

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.

2020/03/19 | The Conversation

The Real Economic Victims of Coronavirus Are Those We Can't See

Supply chain workers are not directly employed by the brands for whom they produce goods, and can be left destitute when the work stops.

2021/04/27 | The Conversation

‘Minari’: Part of a Wave of Second Generation Storytelling About What It Means To Participate in America

Beyond Lee Isaac Chung, who directed Minari, second generation Asian American storytellers are are being candid about the challenges and benefits of pursuing their creative work, in the face of family hopes or fears, or a wider societal resistance to hearing marginalized narratives.

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.

2021/08/30 | The Conversation

Why It Will Soon Be Too Late To Find Out Where the Covid-19 Virus Originated

Time is running out to determine the origin of Covid-19. A member of the WHO virology team tells what can be done now and how this will influence our response to future pandemics.

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.

2018/10/27 | The Conversation

MALAYSIA: Inside a Failed Quest to Investigate Alleged UK Colonial Crimes

Efforts to investigate an alleged 1948 massacre at the hands of UK soldiers fizzled out at the European Court of Human Rights.

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.

2018/10/15 | The Conversation

EXPLAINER: How Deng Xiaoping Shaped Modern China

China's recent economic slowdown may be further vindication of Deng Xiaoping's economic foresight, writes James Laurenceson.

2018/10/26 | The Conversation

Here's Why Remembering Passwords Will Soon Be a Thing of the Past

Brainwave passwords are unique, revisable and unhackable.

2018/08/09 | The Conversation

The Shattering Human Cost of the Philippines' War on Drugs

Under President Duterte, drug enforcement and attacks on environmental and indigenous defenders shake families and leave even the innocent fearing for their lives.