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2018/04/27 | Morley J Weston
Taiwan's Measles Outbreak and Herd Immunity
Even those who have been vaccinated should still take basic precautions.
2018/04/18 | Jules Quartly
OPINION: China Not to Blame for US Opioid Epidemic
Blaming China for America’s opioid crisis is a convenient but ultimately misguided attempt to avoid taking responsibility.
Did the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic Originate in China?
Amid the centenary of the largest mortality event in human history, understanding the origin and spread of Spanish Flu is more important than ever.
INDONESIA: Cigarettes Are Blazing Through Rural Household Budgets
Even though Indonesian farmer households have low incomes, the proportion of their income allocated to smoking is alarmingly high.
2018/04/11 | Mongabay
Rohingya Refugees Gored by Elephants at Record Rates
Refugee camps in Bangladesh are edging up against wildlife habitats, leading to at least a dozen deaths.
2018/04/06 | Vanessa Wang
Depressed? Don't Be Afraid to Seek Help
Taiwan has resources for those coping with depression but must do more to raise awareness of the importance of mental health.
2018/04/02 | Mongabay
Green Paradox: Indonesia's Electricity Future Defined by Coal, Renewables
Indonesia put itself back on track to meet to meet renewable energy targets by promising to produce less energy in total.
2018/03/31 | Matthew Lubin
OPINION: Sun An-tso’s School Shooting Threat Is No Joke
A Taiwanese high school student's threat to 'shoot up' a Pennsylvania school exposes issues surrounding responsibility for his care in the U.S. and Taiwan.
China Is Ensnared in an Energy Security Dilemma
China's faces hard ethical questions regarding its energy policies.
2018/03/27 | AsiaGlobal Online
Air Conditioning Is Choking Tropical Asia
Access to cool air is a matter of class and wealth in cities like Manila.
Non-Smokers Aren't Safe from Taiwan's Lung Cancer Wave
An ongoing study suggests environmental factors in Taiwan are contributing to a rising number of cases in otherwise healthy non-smokers.
2018/01/25 | Liang Chenyu
China's HIV-positive Population Gets Single Pill Relief
Treatments previously comprised a cocktail of pills.
2018/01/16 | Dai Wangyun
A Brief History of China's Great Squat Toilet Divide
From the outset, public sanitation was bound up with the idea of creating a modern nation-state.
2017/12/06 | Jeffrey Warner
Asia Cement: Following Rules or Pit Mining Human Rights?
Asia Cement's permit to mine on indigenous land was renewed in double quick time, leading to mass protests and opening debate over how Taiwan's government allows big business to ride roughshod over civil rights.
2017/12/06 | David Green
Taiwan Startup Health2Sync Secures US$6 Mln for Japan Growth
The company's digital diabetes management offering is attracting interest around Asia as government health services grapple with aging societies and mounting costs.