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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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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

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

Unpaid Work in China: Causes and Responses

By Han Ruiyang, Miao Wenchen, Xue Yuxuan, Shi Jiale Generally, women undertake more unpaid work than men, which indicates significant gender inequalities. In China, even if time spent on unpaid domestic work has been declining with the boom of the economy, its distribution inside the family is still quite unequal[1]. China has promised to incorporate gender equality into basic state policies at the Fourth World … Continue reading Unpaid Work in China: Causes and Responses