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2018/05/14 | The Conversation

4 Questions About Air Pollution and Your Health

Air pollution knows no boundaries and is a leading cause of early death worldwide.

2018/05/07 | The Conversation

A Decade Later, Cyclone Nargis Still Holds Lessons for Myanmar

Myanmar has learned from the disaster, but it is prepared for the next one?

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.

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.

2018/05/04 | The Conversation

‘Pro-Poor’ Tourism Falls Flat in India's Varanasi

Tourism is a mainstay of the Indian economy, but attempts to spread the wealth have come up short.

2018/05/02 | The Conversation

INDONESIA: Excluded from Society, Refugees Face Extreme Poverty, Suicide

Indonesia is a transit country for many refugees, but they face harsh conditions as they wait in limbo.

2018/04/30 | The Conversation

ANALYSIS: A Korean Peace Process Now Requires the US and China

Despite the most significant step towards peace since the end of the Korean War, further progress requires all four countries be involved.

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.

2018/04/25 | The Conversation

New Delhi, Dengue, and Big Data: How Fighting Disease Can Unite a City

The fight against infectious disease in urban India could help create more inclusive social institutions.

2018/04/20 | The Conversation

Grab and Gojek Drivers in Indonesia Push to Unionize

Recent protests indicate a move towards collective resistance against exploitative working conditions and towards collective bargaining on wages and working conditions.

2018/04/20 | The Conversation

OPINION: Why You Should Read and Re-read 'Dream of the Red Chamber'

Besides offering a deep peek into Qing Dynasty culture, the classic novel remains relevant today for readers of all ages.

2018/04/19 | The Conversation

Could the US Really Re-enter the TPP?

The American president has spun around twice on the issue in the past two weeks.

2018/04/18 | The Conversation

How China's Winemakers Are Catching Up the World

Chinese wine was once hardly better than pruno, but the country's vineyards are quickly coming up in the world.

2018/04/16 | The Conversation

The Lowdown on Trump-Kim and North Korea's End Game

North Korea is orchestrating a multinational merry-go-round amid fears it is merely playing for time.

2018/04/04 | The Conversation

OPINION: Why is Xi Jinping Such an Enigma?

Xi has been compared to figures ranging from Vladimir Putin to Chiang Kai-shek.

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.

2018/03/27 | The Conversation

OPINION: Barisan Nasional Election Manipulation Puts Democracy in Crisis

Malaysia's ruling coalition's dirty politics and gerrymandering make the administration a major part of the crisis besetting global democracy.

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.