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2017/03/04 | Zheng Jiawen
How Internet Prejudice Threatens Feminist Progress in China
The scornful spread of online terms like 'grassroots feminist' prevents Chinese women from influencing policy.
Real Solutions for Plastic Problems
Plastic bags and bottles are a global menace, but the emergence of microplastics will test the policy courage of governments in new ways, write Asit K Biswas and Kris Hartley.
2017/09/18 | Cai Yiwen
Finding Middle Ground Between US and Chinese Classrooms
Journalist and author Lenora Chu on raising a ‘little soldier’ in the Chinese school system.
2017/02/21 | Sarah Karacs
Should Hong Kong Keep its Zoo?
The debate around the existence of Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Garden comes at a time of shifting values towards animal rights in the city and across Asia.
2017/07/11 | Wu Mei
Why I Joined China’s Craze for Expensive US Summer Camps
For the same cost as their Chinese alternatives, American activity camps teach children skills they could never acquire back home.
2017/05/19 | Shannon Lin
Blending In or Standing Out: Immigration and the ‘Cultural Quality’ Problem in Taiwan
Are the dazzling traditional gowns and tours in native languages just a weak attempt to distract Taiwan’s newest arrivals from institutionalized discrimination?
2017/03/11 | Bhanupriya Rao
Illiterate, Married at 11, Mother at 12: Now a Leader Changing Fates
Health care workers face many challenges in remote India where early marriage, frequent pregnancies, anemia, and malnutrition are major health issues for women.
2017/07/27 | Yuan-Ming Chiao
Why China’s Attempts to Curb Air Pollution are Facing Resistance
According to a report by Caixin earlier this month, 33 incidents of industry obstructions occurred in more than half the localities under inspection since April.
2017/01/18 | Ryan Jones
One Foot in the Real World, the Other in a Virtual One
The Taiwan Virtual Reality Meetup in Taipei is an experiential social gathering of foreign residents and Taiwanese who share an interest in interactive and immersive technologies.
2017/01/28 | Jeffrey Hutton
In Indonesia, Change Doesn’t Start at Home
Attitudes in Indonesia aren't terribly liberal to begin with. One survey has found that gay, lesbian and transgendered Indonesian were the most hated group in the country.
2017/02/07 | Edward White
Indonesia Under Fire for ‘HIV-Free’ Scholarship
An estimated 690,000 people were living with HIV in Indonesia in 2015, including 17,000 children.
2017/02/15 | Lavanya Garg
India: 5 Percent of Women have Sole Control over Choosing Husband
A woman’s power to make decisions is greatly influenced by the role of social norms in India, though it may differ between regions there has been little improvement since the Indian Human Development Survey conducted 12 years ago.
2017/05/23 | Kuan Chen
WeChat 'Red Envelopes' Scandalize a Student Election in Sydney
Worlds collide: A university election in Australia was marred by allegations of bribery involving a Chinese student and a popular WeChat feature.
2017/12/28 | Gong Luyao
Young Chinese Students Start to Shun STEM Subjects
Liberal arts colleges are arguing for a comeback of so-called classical education and pivoting away from the current fixation on technical degrees. Chinese students have been paying attention.
2017/03/07 | Wang Lianzhang
Sex Ed Books for Primary Schoolers Shock Chinese Parents
The majority of online commenters, however, say candid sex education materials are a step forward.