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How Taipei tries to make public transit safe

June 25, 2020

Packed trains and buses are the perfect place for viruses to spread. Cities in the U.S. are looking to Taipei as an example of what to do right.

China protecting wildlife

June 18, 2020

How does the U.S. and China diverge when it comes to combatting illicit wildlife trafficking and protecting the ecosystem? The answer might surprise you.

Lowest-earners are hardest hit by COVID-19

June 11, 2020

People in the U.S. and China are moving out of cities. What does that mean for the economy?

Shrinking Hong Kong's Autonomy

June 4, 2020

 

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Improving nutrition for children

May 29, 2020

One in nine people around the world, over 820 million individuals, are undernourished. For preschoolers and kindergartners, this food insecurity leads to lower cognitive and social-emotional skills. Ensuring children are ready to learn (and later to produce) means guaranteeing them a basic level of nutrition. Programs to address this are well established, if not always adequate, in the U.S. and researchers in China are pushing to establish standards there as well.

School may never be the same

May 21, 2020

90% of the world’s 1.5 billion K-12 students are unable to go to school. We examine what digital learning looks like in the U.S. and China and how Chinese schools are updating safety protocols as they invite students back through their doors again.

Exports to China bring home the bacon

May 14, 2020

Dozens of meat-packing plants halted operations due to COVID-19, which could lead to 30% less meat in supermarkets and 20% higher prices for U.S. consumers. At the same time, pork exports to China have more than quadrupled to over 17,000 tons of week.

Hope and fear

May 7, 2020

Why does Xinjiang matter? We delve into the demographics of Xinjiang. 

The world embraces furry friends

April 30, 2020

We look at the changing attitudes towards cats and dogs in China and see how its growing pet industry compares to the U.S.

The high price of marriage

April 23, 2020

With weddings being postponed worldwide, we look at what saying "I do" costs in the U.S. and China and compare the historical growth of their industries.

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Events

March 11, 2021 - 1:00pm

Julia Lovell re-evaluates Maoism as both a Chinese and an international force, linking its evolution in China with its global legacy.