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2018/07/25 | Global Voices

Fear and Censorship in China Following Latest Vaccine Scandal

The low-quality vaccines have not been shown to harm anyone, but citizens are outraged as another scandal has rocked China's pharmaceutical companies. And internet censors are out in full force.

2018/07/24 | AsiaGlobal Online

ANALYSIS: China Strides Towards Cleaner Air

China presents a unique opportunity to measure the long-term effects of air pollution on life expectancy.

2018/07/19 | Greg Brost

New Hotspot Maps Show Global Snakebite Vulnerability

Up to 92 million people are vulnerable to potentially fatal venomous snakebites, many in Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan countries.

2018/07/18 | Roy Ngerng

ANALYSIS: Calculating Singapore's Callous CareShield Cash Grab

Behind a furor over gender inequity in the state disability scheme lies government profiteering.

2018/06/01 | The Conversation

How Globalization Changes How Disease Spreads

A look at disease transmission from the Spanish Flu to SARS.

2018/05/29 | Nick Aspinwall

How Taiwan’s Seafood Sector Can Steer Toward Ethical Labor Standards

Simple measures can make a world of difference to the lives of thousands of workers aboard Taiwan's deep-sea fishing fleet.

2018/05/27 | The Interpreter

Can Australia Help Indonesia Kick Cigarettes?

Australia's northern neighbor's economy is burdened by heavy tobacco use.

2018/05/22 | The China Policy Institute

Can Women's Football Catch On in China?

Despite systemic issues, women are outpacing men in China's football arena.

2018/05/22 | AsiaGlobal Online

Drones, Data and Preempting Epidemics

Data and technology is transforming epidemiology, but the field still has many unanswered ethical questions.

2018/05/18 | David Green

WHO Bows to China Pressure, Contravenes Human Rights in Refusing Taiwan Media

This is the second year in a row that Taiwanese journalists have been denied access to the world's largest heath policy meeting.

2018/05/16 | Morley J Weston

Taiwan's NGOs Take to the Internet to Protest WHA Exclusion

Chinese pressure is again keeping Taiwan out of the world's biggest health policy meeting.

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.

2018/04/18 | Christopher Magoon

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.

2018/04/17 | Asia & The Pacific Policy Society

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.