Four Reasons Why China Should Not “Customize” Google.cn
Society,Cyberspace,China
By Xiaolin Duan - 14 Nov 2018

Four Reasons Why China Should Not “Customize” Google.cn

In January 2010, Google shut down its Chinese search engine. In August 2018, the Twitter account of the People’s Daily announced that: “Google is welcome to the mainland, but it’s a prerequisite that it must comply with the requirements of the law.”
Nudged into Fitness: Insurers and Governments Use Gamification to Encourage Healthy Behaviors
Society

By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim - 30 Oct 2018

Nudged into Fitness: Insurers and Governments Use Gamification to Encourage Healthy Behaviors

The Sulawesi Tsunami and the Radical Contingency of the World
Society,Environment,Southeast Asia

By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim - 02 Oct 2018

The Sulawesi Tsunami and the Radical Contingency of the World

Kerala Floods: Charting New Grounds for Harmony?
Politics,Society,South Asia

Kerala Floods: Charting New Grounds for Harmony?

During the recent floods in Kerala, a number of countries offered assistance, but two GCC countries, the UAE and Qatar, were the fastest to react. The UAE offered aid to the tune of INR 7 billion while Qatar pledged USD 5 million.
Redcore: Nationalistic Marketing in China and its Backlash
Society,Cyberspace,China

Redcore: Nationalistic Marketing in China and its Backlash

A Chinese start-up claimed to have developed an original web browser Redcore totally on its own and thus to have broken the US monopoly in this area. However, some Chinese engineers found that the browser was actually heavily based on Google’s Chrome browser
By Xiaolin Duan - 27 Aug 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
Laos Poverty Alleviation Efforts by China
Economy,Society,Southeast Asia

Laos Poverty Alleviation Efforts by China

In 2016, the Chinese government provided over RMB 33 million for the Pilot Project for Poverty Reduction Cooperation in East Asia which is based on technical and financial support from China for the specific purpose of poverty alleviation in Laos.
By Tai Wei Lim - 16 Aug 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
Chinese Humanism: A Solution to Regional Cooperation in the BRI?
Society,China

Chinese Humanism: A Solution to Regional Cooperation in the BRI?

One under-discussed aspect of the Belt and Road Initiative is how ancient Chinese wisdom can help facilitate regional cooperation. It might be interesting to find out how ancient Chinese philosophy can better facilitate the BRI’s implementation in its culturally-diverse setting.
The Five Principles: China’s Take on the New World Order
Politics,Society,China

The Five Principles: China’s Take on the New World Order

The “Five Principles” will be the main feature of China’s version of the new world order. According to China, they give expression to the democratic spirit in contemporary international relations and the desire of the international community.
By Yu Fu - 31 Jul 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
The New Space Race
Politics,Society

The New Space Race

Since US President Donald Trump announced the formation of a Space Force in June 2018, the space race has been re-ignited. Trump specifically cited Russia and China in prompting this initiative.
By Tai Wei Lim - 20 Jul 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
Albinos at Risk in Africa
Politics,Society

Albinos at Risk in Africa

The recent announcement that six albinos in Malawi plan to fight the violent prejudice against albinism by contesting in next year’s elections has brought renewed attention to the plight of albinos in Malawi and other African countries.
Domestic Workers’ Woes Spark Tension between Philippines and Kuwait
Politics,Society,Southeast Asia

Domestic Workers’ Woes Spark Tension between Philippines and Kuwait

As the rising number of reported cases of abuse suffered by Filipino domestic workers in Kuwait reveals, these maids are vulnerable to all forms of maltreatment, including physical, sexual or verbal abuse, non-payment of salaries, and long working hours with no rest days.
The Evolving Dynamics of Religious Extremism in Xinjiang
Politics,Society,China

The Evolving Dynamics of Religious Extremism in Xinjiang

China has often been condemned for being repressive in Xinjiang. If we look beyond the political rhetoric and propaganda, we can see that the rise of modern religious extremism in Xinjiang was an inevitable outcome of Chinese history.
By Yu Fu - 25 May 2018 | 1 comments Read more...
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