The Space Race: End of Space Rivalry
Politics,Society
By Martand Jha - 20 Feb 2019

The Space Race: End of Space Rivalry

During the Cold War, the US and the USSR competed to become the foremost power in the field of outer space. In 1975, for the first time, the two countries sent a combined Apollo-Soyuz mission, marking the end of the Space Race between the two superpowers.
Internal Divisions Will Appear in the UK after Brexit
Politics,Society

By Li Xue and He Liu - 01 Feb 2019

Internal Divisions Will Appear in the UK after Brexit

The Challenge of the Gilets Jaunes to the French Government
Politics,Economy,Society

By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim - 11 Dec 2018

The Challenge of the Gilets Jaunes to the French Government

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

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.”
By Xiaolin Duan - 14 Nov 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
Nudged into Fitness: Insurers and Governments Use Gamification to Encourage Healthy Behaviors
Society

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

For John Hancock’s policyholders, the Vitality program offers them recurring incentives to complete routine short-term fitness challenges such as taking a minimum of 10,000 daily steps as measured by a wearable fitness tracker.
The Sulawesi Tsunami and the Radical Contingency of the World
Society,Environment,Southeast Asia

The Sulawesi Tsunami and the Radical Contingency of the World

While humankind is generally lulled by its technological mastery and regularization of the forces of nature, natural disasters such as the one which struck Sulawesi reveal the efficacy of such technological apparatuses to be radically contingent on forces that are beyond anybody’s control.
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...
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