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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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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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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

“我是中国人”:在穗中非混血孩子的身份认同与成长挑战

在广州,有许许多多“非二代”孩子,他们的父母至少有一方为非洲籍。这些孩子面临着方方面面的压力。哪怕能说一口流利的普通话,有着与他人无异的爱好,他们还是会因为不一样的肤色而遭到同龄人的排挤。 Continue reading “我是中国人”:在穗中非混血孩子的身份认同与成长挑战