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2021/11/12 | The Conversation

Xi Jinping Puts His Stamp on Communist Party History, but Is His Support as Strong as His Predecessors?

It is reasonable to assume Xi has had close supporters within the leadership of the CCP, and even among former leaders. However, they are not as visible, for the most part, as was the case for Mao and Deng.

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.

2019/09/05 | 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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

2021/12/29 | The Conversation

Can China Win Back Global Opinion Before the Winter Olympics? Does It Even Want To?

China’s international image was already at its lowest level in years in many western countries. How will Beijing respond with the Olympics only weeks away?

2021/01/15 | The Conversation

How China Is Controlling the Covid Origins Narrative — Silencing Critics and Locking up Dissenters

The WHO has sent a team to China to investigate the origins of Covid-19, but China's political environment makes a conclusive outcome unlikely.

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.

2018/10/27 | 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.

2018/11/16 | The Conversation

Borneo Cave Paintings of Wild Cattle Emerge as World's Earliest Figurative Art

Cave paintings discovered in Malaysian Borneo in the 1990s have been revealed to be much older than first thought.

2021/11/30 | The Conversation

Wealthy Nations Starved the Developing World of Vaccines. Omicron Shows the Cost of This Greed

Experts have warned about the inequitable distribution of Covid-19 vaccines since the beginning of the pandemic, so why is there still a problem?

2018/04/03 | The Conversation

How the Hmong Navigate the Tricky Vietnam-China Border

Marginalized on both sides of the border, the Hmong people are forced to adapt to shifting geopolitics in their daily lives.