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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.

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.

2018/11/21 | The Conversation

OPINION: Trump's Iran Sanctions Open Door to China in Middle East

The threat of US sanctions on Iran leaves a void that Chinese firms will be only to eager to fill.

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.

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.

2018/10/26 | The Conversation

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

Brainwave passwords are unique, revisable and unhackable.

2018/10/15 | 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.

2018/09/23 | The Conversation

Indonesia's Rich History of Gender Diversity and Non-Binary Sexuality

They are considered binary in modern mainstream culture, but gender and sexual diversity in Indonesia have a history that predates Western influence.