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2020/04/03 | The Conversation

Social Media Platforms Can Do More to Tamp Down Coronavirus Misinformation

Social media companies have tried to limit coronavirus misinformation, but they can do more.

2018/05/04 | The Conversation

ANALYSIS: How the US Can Take China to Task on Trade Secrets

Unfair competition law offers a sharper and more effective weapon than tariffs in the drive to even the trading playing field.

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.

2018/05/25 | The Conversation

Malaysia's Real Political Struggle Is Just Beginning

The election went smoothly, but the political forecast looks rough.

2018/04/27 | The Conversation

ANALYSIS: The Xi Supremacy and Its Impact on Africa

The machinations of China's leadership in Zhongnanhai will be felt from Cairo to Capetown.

2020/06/01 | The Conversation

Police Officers Accused of Brutal Violence Often Have a History of Complaints by Citizens

A scholar of law and the criminal justice system reports on the connections between complaint histories and police violence.

2018/08/17 | The Conversation

OPINION: Rohingya Refugees Remain Trapped in Catastrophe

One year after the outbreak of the crisis the Rohingya are no closer to a resolution.

2018/08/09 | The Conversation

Lombok's Earthquakes Explained

Lombok is particularly vulnerable to earthquakes and tsunamis.

2018/02/25 | The Conversation

How Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement Is Being Silenced

The attrition strategy that it used for quelling the Umbrella Movement since 2014 has been extended into a 'soft repression' of the pro-democracy movement.

2018/03/23 | The Conversation

China's 'New Retail' Breathes New Life into Physical Stores

China is streets ahead of the rest of the world when it comes to integrating online and offline retail.

2018/05/04 | The Conversation

Crops in Central China's Rice Belt Soaked in Toxic Mercury

Fish is often seen as the main source of mercury in food, but the brain damaging pollutant can be absorbed just as easily through rice.