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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

Yet To Be Heard, Need To Be Heard– Case Studies on Mental Health Services in the Field of Public Welfare in China

Author: Kristine(Xuanwen Tan) In 2019, the Covid-19 epidemic broke out, the virus was raging, and the cities were shut down. Panic mood nurtured in the crisis of virus, lockdown, and shortage of masks. People suffered from losing families, jobs, and financial resources. Medical workers not only struggled physically with the stressful 24/7 service, but also suffered psychologically from facing unknown emergencies. Anxiety and despair spread … Continue reading Yet To Be Heard, Need To Be Heard– Case Studies on Mental Health Services in the Field of Public Welfare in China

The self-rescue experience of Uganda during the COVID-19 outbreak

By Duan Xingyu, Shao Huizhen, Ren Zhongqi Introduction In 2015, the United Nation included “Good Health and Wellbeing” as one of the 17 sustainable development goals, which has set up a higher threshold for the construction of public health and health-care facilities. Yet in 2020, COVID-19 has posed a massive challenge to the health-care system of the whole world, in which a great number of … Continue reading The self-rescue experience of Uganda during the COVID-19 outbreak

Do Chinese People See Animals Differently? Yes, They Do and Here’s Why

Global condemnation about Chinese eating animals to “nourish life” and using exotic wildlife products to make Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has continued to rise. According to CNN, each year, an estimated 10,000 dogs are killed for meat during the Yulin Dog Meat Festival at summer solstice. Meanwhile, over 1500 different animal species are used in the growing market of TCM, such as rhino horn, musk, … Continue reading Do Chinese People See Animals Differently? Yes, They Do and Here’s Why