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Understanding Indigenous Artworks in Canada

By Xingru Chen, Grade 12, Rosseau Lake College
To indigenous people in Canada, the way they pass down belief, history, story, and culture through generations is to sit around the secret fire inside the tipi and enjoy the wise elder’s narrative which is filled with the traces of history while the dim flames leaped on everyone’s pupils. The yellowish and radish light project on the inside of the tipi, as the narrator moves showing different abstract patterns, just like the rock murals, implying the deep connection they build with their ancestors and the landscape through continuous storytelling. During this learning process, indigenous youth build their worldview through storytelling. As a part of their cultural heritage, indigenous art plays an important role for indigenous people to demonstrate their true selves. It also opens a window for the audience to have a better understanding of indigenous culture. Continue reading Understanding Indigenous Artworks in Canada

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Grameen China’s Opportunities: Comparing Grameen China with Grameen Bangladesh

Author: Chengmai Zhang
Around 1972,an economist called Muhammad Yunus was in the village of Chobra, Bangladesh. He spotted a woman who was making a bamboo stool near the school. He asked, “How much money can I make?” The woman replied, “The money is from the usurer. Only 0.5 takas can be earned by processing a bamboo stool. The income is extremely meager.” Continue reading Grameen China’s Opportunities: Comparing Grameen China with Grameen Bangladesh

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义乌究竟能否走出国际贸易信任危机的困局?

作者:刘天蓝、徐金扬、钟奕鸣、刘睿扬、陈泽锴、唐知浩
“中国的第一大市场到底有多大?”
自2013年习近平提出建设“新丝绸之路经济带”和“21世纪海上丝绸之路”以来,义乌再次像曾经一般敢为人先,摇着“拨浪鼓”走天下,加快与“一带一路”沿线国家经贸合作。如今,这座从“鸡毛换糖”时代发展起来的城市,进出口对外贸易尤其发达。每年大批外商以采购商身份来到义乌,根据采购方的需求选择、购买、交易所需产品。 Continue reading 义乌究竟能否走出国际贸易信任危机的困局?

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跨境电商半路杀出,义乌传统外贸路在何处?

作者:吴一嬉、冯昕玥、吴紫涵、郑双恺、周迪龙
坐落在浙江中部的义乌从来不乏积极转变、拥抱时局的精神。
四十多年前的义乌可谓“天不时”“地不利”。这里地少、人多、田薄,人们常常食不果腹。但贫瘠的物质条件并未影响义乌人“敢为天下先”的首创精神。为了改善土壤,他们创新性地用本地盛产的红糖换来外地的鸡毛,将其制成肥料,用以提高作物产量——这便是“鸡毛换糖”。依托于传统农业和家庭手工业,商品经济在这个小县城里悄悄萌芽。 Continue reading 跨境电商半路杀出,义乌传统外贸路在何处?

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The Existing Difficulties of Pneumoconiosis Patients

By Joyce Chen, Chujun Liu, Xintong Ye
Special Thanks: Haozhe Li
When entering Mr. Yang’s home, his family was assembling components. His mother’s trembling hands struggled to stuff the lamp wick into a red rubber covering, then hanging a plastic buckle onto it. Mr. Yang said that assembling such a component takes him about 15 seconds, and two of them are worth one cent (in RMB), which means that he could only earn one yuan from finishing 200 of these. A one-meter-high oxygen bottle was hanging on the wall, bags of medicine were stacked on the table, and thousands of accessories were stored in the corner. This is the life of Mr. Yang, one that reflects the current status of many rural pneumoconiosis patients in China. Continue reading The Existing Difficulties of Pneumoconiosis Patients

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义乌外贸那些事儿——汇率波动引发的蝴蝶效应

作者:王朱菲、黄榆哲、吴志昊、郑泽佑、蒋睿炀(排名不分先后)
“说到义乌啊,这里可是世界小商品的摇篮啊。”Bina外贸公司的秦老板如是说。义乌是一个进出口贸易十分发达的城市。在这里,哪怕是路边一家平平无奇的餐厅,其老板都有经营外贸公司的经历。 Continue reading 义乌外贸那些事儿——汇率波动引发的蝴蝶效应

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A Conversation With Wu Peng, China’s Top Diplomat For Africa

By Eric Olander from The China Africa Project
This week Eric & Cobus sit down with Wu Peng, the director-general of the department of African affairs in the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for his perspective on a wide range of issues that are impacting relations between the two regions. Continue reading A Conversation With Wu Peng, China’s Top Diplomat For Africa

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Social integration assessment:foreign merchants in Yiwu

By Jiajun Li, Haozhe Meng, Jiadong Zhu, Yihong Yin, and Lezhong Wang
Located in the middle of Zhejiang province, Yiwu is home to nearly 2 million residents, including 13 thousand foreigners from more than 100 countries. The city owns the largest commodity wholesale market in the world. Yiwu has been developed into one of the most significant locations for international trade since the implementation of the “Economic Reform and Opening-up” policy in the 1980s and the introduction of the “Belt and Road Initiative” in the 2010s. Continue reading Social integration assessment:foreign merchants in Yiwu

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China to Stop Building New Coal Power Projects Overseas

By Shi Yi from China Dialogue
The mounting calls for China to stop supporting coal power projects overseas have received an answer. Chinese President Xi Jinping announced through a pre-recorded video address to the United Nations General Assembly on 21 September that China “will not build new coal-fired power plants abroad” while at the same time increasing its support for developing countries to pursue green and low-carbon development. Continue reading China to Stop Building New Coal Power Projects Overseas

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Live Streaming: A Glimmer of Hope for the “Grassroots”

By Jiayi Zhang, Jiaxin Liu, Lukai Du and Jiawen Mei (listed in no particular order)
Numerous Chinese companies suffer from difficulties during the epidemic – labor shortages, drop in production, and even bankruptcies. As a result, the unemployment rate has risen substantially. According to the National Bureau of Statistics, the unemployment rate in January 2020 was 5.3 percent. In February, the rate climbed to 6.2 percent. In comparison to the 2019 average rate of 3.62, the unemployment rate almost doubled. Continue reading Live Streaming: A Glimmer of Hope for the “Grassroots”

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“斗不过,躲还不行吗”——如何通过红外相机缓解大树脚村“人象冲突”?

作者:杨沐之 刘仲慷 徐浩真
“象爷爷,你别全吃完,留着给我家小孩吃一点吧。”
一日饭后,杨姐讲起了大象吃庄稼的故事——云里看山,遍野的玉米地中“秃”了几块,格外显眼。杨姐来自云南大树脚村。在这里,大象随意吃农作物的事例,早已不胜枚举。 Continue reading “斗不过,躲还不行吗”——如何通过红外相机缓解大树脚村“人象冲突”?

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What is the Current Public Health Situation in Kashgar Rural Areas?

By Jiaxin Cai, Haonan Gong, Hanfei Cao, Runjia Tian, Xunrui Zhang
“Every household in the village has land to grow grapes and pomegranates. As long as they have enough labor force to plant and sell, they will not be poor. But some families are poor because of illness. The lack of labor will always result in low economic income.” Said a staff member at the Shenzhen Counterpart Support Xinjiang(Kashgar) Social Work Station. Continue reading What is the Current Public Health Situation in Kashgar Rural Areas?

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Xinjiang Traditional Culture: Not “Genocide”, but “Change & Transition”

By Xuan JIN
In recent years, many Western media have claimed that China has executed “cultural genocide” in Xinjiang, and that Uyghur culture is in danger of “extinction”. The Chinese government, by contrast, argues that Uyghur culture is well preserved and there is no suggestion of “extinction”. Continue reading Xinjiang Traditional Culture: Not “Genocide”, but “Change & Transition”

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Women’s Economic Empowerment by Tourism at Ban Wan Village

By Sijie Chen and Xingjian Ren
In China, minority women are facing serious economic problems. They often suffer from lack of local jobs with sustainable incomes. In Xinjiang in 2018, minority women’s employment rate is 32.1%. For national minorities in Southwestern China especially in Yunnan Province, the circumstance is similar: minority women’s employment rate is low. Even if they are to find a job, without local job opportunities, they can only find jobs outside of the village in cities and towns. Continue reading Women’s Economic Empowerment by Tourism at Ban Wan Village

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How does economic development contribute to the development for left behind children in rural areas?

By Zhao Qianqian
Nurturing and responsive parenting is essential to a child. As Parenting NI suggested, “parent involvement and intervention in the child’s day-to-day life lay the foundation for better social and academic skills.” Father and mother’s attitudes toward discipline, food, and hygiene can directly impact the behaviors of children. Continue reading How does economic development contribute to the development for left behind children in rural areas?

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公益组织通过传媒帮助少数民族弱势群体的现状与未来

作者:郝悦  李佳玥  沈伟杰  王圣筌  徐瑞阳(按拼音首字母排序 排名不分先后)
于一个窗口,让房子外面的人看到里面。”深喀社工站的站长这样形容传媒的作用。喀什位于南疆,92.56%的人口是维吾尔族人。由于历史发展等许多原因,喀什曾经在经济、教育、医疗等许多方面面临严峻挑战。近年来,政府、企业、公益组织等在当地开展了大量工作,极大地改善了当地人的生活。
Continue reading 公益组织通过传媒帮助少数民族弱势群体的现状与未来

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探寻那些不应消失的喀什传统手工艺

作者:黄冰茜 张涵毓 朱嘉毅 王英博 斯天健

“我希望孩子可以继承我的手艺,但是我更希望我的孩子可以好好地学习,找到更好的工作——那样比当一个铜匠有前途得多。”45岁的铜匠塔耶尔感叹道。

塔耶尔的想法在喀什老城并不罕见。在这里,今天有许多少数民族传统手工艺正面对着传承方面的挑战。 Continue reading 探寻那些不应消失的喀什传统手工艺

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A Brief Overview on African Children with Learning Disabilities

By Yolanda Shao, Rosa Guo, Kaman Mok
Learning disability (here on after referred to as LDs), defined by the Department of Health as a “significantly reduced ability to understand new or complex information, to learn new skills, with a reduced ability to cope independently,” or impaired intelligence and social functioning, has received little awareness in Africa. Continue reading A Brief Overview on African Children with Learning Disabilities

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在喀什地区,少数民族手工艺品市场营销的现状与挑战是什么样的?

作者:魏淑媛 朱昱霖 徐玮鸿
“国家级历史文化名城”。在这里,有大量的少数民族手工艺品,包括了乐器、木器、陶器等。这些手工艺品具有丰富的异域特色,凝聚了浓重的西域文化。然而,它们近年来的推广、销售情况并不是非常理想。 Continue reading 在喀什地区,少数民族手工艺品市场营销的现状与挑战是什么样的?

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Exploring a ‘Humanitarian Prescription’ for Pneumoconiosis

By Wanmi Sui, Jinming Qi, Yuhan Sun, Chi Zhang

Pingxiang has transformed itself from an underdeveloped and agricultural-dependent village into a relatively strong economic power. It has experienced rapid social and economic growth that once allowed Pingxiang to become a prosperous city during the mid-20th century. In the 1950s, Pingxiang exploited its mining resources to the largest extent while turning the city into a leading iron, steel, chemical, and machinery industry. [1] Because of the excessive favor on capital over labor, the mining sector has witnessed the rise of a severe and irreversible occupational risk——pneumoconiosis. The lucky majority of the population naturally enjoy the astonishing development; what we forget is those who truly devoted all their youth, efforts, and dedication. They are the ones that are suffering because of the prosperity; they are the epitome of Pingxiang’s broken past, the neglected minority that is doomed to be disregarded. Continue reading Exploring a ‘Humanitarian Prescription’ for Pneumoconiosis

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Yiwu, which course will you follow?

By Wayne Huang, Frank Xu, Christina Liu
Legend, opportunity, and fortune are gathering on this territory- Yiwu, China.
Here lies the most lavish scale small commodity market and the highest mailing demand. This land also suffers from material deficiency and labor shortage. Most significantly, here lives a group of diligent people who have been writing the epics of the city since the 1980s. Continue reading Yiwu, which course will you follow?

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WeChat in Yiwu:The Front Desk in the “International Hostel”?

By Sile Huang, Songjie Zhou, Yichi Zhang, Xinyan Wang
As the door cracks open with an electronic tune, Jason finally arrives at the hotel. Walking into the washroom, Jason sits down, reaches for toilet paper, before touching a metal pipe, a sprinkler attached on top. At the table in a Turkish restaurant, Jason excitedly flips through the menu as he has heard long before this trip how it is known for its savory Turkish cuisine, before encountering a panel of five different languages. Jason fishes through the list, finally finds the familiar English word that he could understand, only to realize how this five-line panel is all describing a single dish. Continue reading WeChat in Yiwu:The Front Desk in the “International Hostel”?

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Poverty vs Plight: The true condition of Pneumoconiosis patients in Pingxiang

By Haoran Su, Zheng Quan, Keren Liu, Zhenye Lin, Jiahao Deng
“We cannot ignore those who fall down when the whole country is moving forward,” said the famous director Zhangke Jia. Those who suffer from pneumoconiosis are exactly the group who are being ignored. Pneumoconiosis is a chronic lung disease, which mainly results from a long time working in a dusty environment. The disease is severely underestimated. Because many patients have either seldom received sufficient focus from society or enough financial support to eliminate these obstacles till now, that finally traps them into disadvantages. Continue reading Poverty vs Plight: The true condition of Pneumoconiosis patients in Pingxiang

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River Management——A Phoenix Reborn in Nanjing, China

By Huang Binrui, Li Yang, Mi Renzhi, Yang Shuo

Many Nanjing citizens may still remember such a view: when walking along the rivers in several residential areas in Nanjing, people had to cover their noses. Taking a close look at the rivers, many refuse collection stations were emitting dreadfully black liquid directly into the river, producing a horrible and disgusting smell. The view was easily seen before 2015. Back then, not only Nanjing was facing poor river quality and management, but many other cities in China were confronting the management problem of black-odor rivers. Fortunately, such a view is rarely seen in Nanjing now. Instead, now Rivers are cleaner and the landscapes are more eco-friendly; near the riverside, many elderly citizens chat with each other when doing some exercises every morning; intimate couples walk their dogs here together with smiles on their faces. You may wonder: how did the change occur? To be more specific, what technical methods and policies were carried out in Nanjing in so short a period from 2015 to 2021 to accomplish this feat? Continue reading River Management——A Phoenix Reborn in Nanjing, China

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River Treatment as a System in Nanjing

By Feng Jindong, Ji Xinyuan, Kaneko Reimon

In recent years, more companies, organizations, and governments start to focus on environmental protection, especially water protection. Nanjing faced awful water quality in the past, and the situation has been alleviated in the recent 5-6 years. We will focus on how Nanjing “heals” its water bodies as a system, including water sources conservation, remediation and rectification, and Nanjing rivers’ future. Continue reading River Treatment as a System in Nanjing

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COVID vaccination-A magnifier for the cultural differences between China and the U.S.?

By Yiting Huang A little after 7 p.m., the family had just finished dinner when, under the warm yellow light, came the sound of the news on the television, talking about Covid-19 vaccines. Jim, a 58-year-old Illinoisan who always watches TV after dinner, sat on the couch and said, “I think I don’t need to take the vaccine because I usually don’t get sick. I … Continue reading COVID vaccination-A magnifier for the cultural differences between China and the U.S.?

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How LGBT+ Organizations are Enhancing the Mental Wellbeing of the Chinese LGBT+ Community

Introduction According to demographic studies, Chinese LGBT+ population is diverse, sizeable, and widespread. Sexual and Gender Minorities (SGM) make up about three to five percent of the total population in China. There are around seventy million LGBT+ people in China, however, due to conservative traditional culture and inadequate visibility in society, they are often overlooked in policy documents, laws, social support, and healthcare provision. Most Chinese LGBT+ … Continue reading How LGBT+ Organizations are Enhancing the Mental Wellbeing of the Chinese LGBT+ Community

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Poussin’s The Plague of Ashdod: Plague and Artistic Healing

By Tingxuan Nan Abstract As an important historical variable, epidemics have profoundly influenced the society throughout the history of different civilizations. Artists often reflect on the relationship between man and nature, as well as society in the face of disaster through their artistic creations – Poussin is one of them. The paper analyzes The Plague of Ashdod created by Poussin in 1630, from the perspectives of … Continue reading Poussin’s The Plague of Ashdod: Plague and Artistic Healing

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Want to save the children? How child sexual abuse and human trafficking really work

Alexandra Baxter, Flinders University Millions of kidnapped children are imprisoned in underground tunnels, being sexually abused and tortured by a shadowy global cabal of paedophiles. That, at least, is some of the misinformation about child sex trafficking being spread on social media. You’ll also see such ideas being promoted at protests from Los Angeles to London, with hashtags such as #saveourchildren and #endchildtrafficking emblazoned on … Continue reading Want to save the children? How child sexual abuse and human trafficking really work