Analyses and Policy Recommendations on Rural-urban Economical Inequalities in China

By Chen Xiaojie, Zhang Kunlong, Liu Chang and Lv Jinyang Status quo Since the 1980s, China has accelerated its pace in reducing poverty, as a result of institutional reform and opening up policy and its subsequent economy soaring. Poverty rate declined dramatically: from 88% in 1981 to 0.7% in 2015(measured by the US $1.9 or less per day). However, challenges still exist. First, due to … Continue reading Analyses and Policy Recommendations on Rural-urban Economical Inequalities in China

Different Views of FGM Among Chinese Sympathizers of the Anti-FGM Movement

By Aoran Zhang “Every coin has two sides,” says Bu Fan, a student at the Vanderbilt University, when asked about her views on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). “Although FGM is immoral, it is a very important part of local culture that cannot be banned immediately.” After she went to Africa to study FGM in 2017, she set up a WeChat official account, ‘Discover Feminism’, and … Continue reading Different Views of FGM Among Chinese Sympathizers of the Anti-FGM Movement

Changes the “One Village, One Pre-School” Plan Brought to Education in Liangshan

By Huiyi Luo, Jiawen Lu, Jiaxin Hua, Xiru Wei, Ziwen Liu “Before 2016, many children never stepped into a classroom before 10 years old. Now, with governmental-funded preschools, everything has changed.” ——A preschool teacher in Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan, China Located in southwestern China, Liangshan YiAutonomous Prefecture is majorly populated by ethnic Yi people. However, due to complex and superimposed reasons, Liangshan suffered from poor … Continue reading Changes the “One Village, One Pre-School” Plan Brought to Education in Liangshan

In the Post-COVID-19 Era, How Should Chinese Overseas Mining Address Sustainable Development?

By Guanxi Liu and Roy Chen “If a corporate has social responsibility, it does not need corporate social responsibility,” said professor Jenik from Columbia University, who has taught me through a research project about Chinese overseas mining. While corporate social responsibility (CSR) sometimes means “using charity to conduct white wash after making profit”, social responsibility suggested by professor Jenik means that while the corporations should … Continue reading In the Post-COVID-19 Era, How Should Chinese Overseas Mining Address Sustainable Development?

Burmese in China: The unseparated linkage across border

By Yihui Liu “Though belonging to different countries at the certification level, we (Chinese and Burmese) are family.” Said G, a local Chinese in Ruili.  Ruili is a border city in southwest China, bordering Myanmar on three sides. On the streets of Ruili, there are beautiful girls with yellow powder on the face, men in long skirts, and shop signs in Chinese and Burmese. Watching … Continue reading Burmese in China: The unseparated linkage across border