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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

What Does the China-backed Mining Group Bring to the Community?–The Impact of Chinese Mining Companies in Guinea

By Chen Lu With the world’s largest high-grade bauxite and iron reserves, Guinea, a country on the coast of West Africa, has attracted mining companies from all over the world, including China.[1] The China-backed SMB-Winning Consortium was founded in 2014 and has now become the greatest bauxite develop in Guinea. Along with other leading bauxite producers, SMB-Winning has made Guinea the world’s largest bauxite exporter, … Continue reading What Does the China-backed Mining Group Bring to the Community?–The Impact of Chinese Mining Companies in Guinea