Community Efforts to Clean Up Contaminated Water in One California Town

BY CLAUDIA BOYD-BARRETT Rosa Perez worries about what many years of consuming the tap water in Fuller Acres might have done to her family’s health.PHOTO BY MARTIN DO NASCIMENTO “Lawmakers need to figure out better ways to balance the interests of industry with protecting people’s health.” On the dusty outskirts of Bakersfield, California, Rosa Perez and her family are living without a basic housing amenity—clean water. Though … Continue reading Community Efforts to Clean Up Contaminated Water in One California Town

What difficulties have Yiwu foreign trade companies encountered during the pandemic?

By Liheng Xu, Wenchong Xu, Xinyu Xiao, Rui Ke, Hengen Qi (listed in no particular order) “One of my friends lost 600,000 RMB in an account due to black money handed to him by a customer, and he now has nothing,” said Muhammad, a 24-year-old native of Jordan. He moved to Yiwu six years ago to work as a middleman. Such stories are not unheard … Continue reading What difficulties have Yiwu foreign trade companies encountered during the pandemic?

How did Nanjing respond to river treatment issues in different policy periods? Taking the management of the Qinhuai River as an example.

By Ngai Yuxi, Dai Zhengtang, She Wanwan, Chen Qiaqia This is a “Doraemon” found by Qinhuai River in Nanjing rural area, not the omnipotent robotic cat, but an ordinary cat dyed blue by chemical wastes discharged by nearby dyeing factories. The little creature is a magnifying glass revealing a growing issue concerning the general natural environment, or specifically the water environment, in China. Many rivers … Continue reading How did Nanjing respond to river treatment issues in different policy periods? Taking the management of the Qinhuai River as an example.

Grameen China’s Opportunities: Comparing Grameen China with Grameen Bangladesh

Author: Chengmai Zhang
Around 1972,an economist called Muhammad Yunus was in the village of Chobra, Bangladesh. He spotted a woman who was making a bamboo stool near the school. He asked, “How much money can I make?” The woman replied, “The money is from the usurer. Only 0.5 takas can be earned by processing a bamboo stool. The income is extremely meager.” Continue reading Grameen China’s Opportunities: Comparing Grameen China with Grameen Bangladesh

义乌究竟能否走出国际贸易信任危机的困局?

作者:刘天蓝、徐金扬、钟奕鸣、刘睿扬、陈泽锴、唐知浩
“中国的第一大市场到底有多大?”
自2013年习近平提出建设“新丝绸之路经济带”和“21世纪海上丝绸之路”以来,义乌再次像曾经一般敢为人先,摇着“拨浪鼓”走天下,加快与“一带一路”沿线国家经贸合作。如今,这座从“鸡毛换糖”时代发展起来的城市,进出口对外贸易尤其发达。每年大批外商以采购商身份来到义乌,根据采购方的需求选择、购买、交易所需产品。 Continue reading 义乌究竟能否走出国际贸易信任危机的困局?