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TRADE

Low-End Globalization: How China Is Developing the Developing World

When most people think of globalization, they think of Apple, Samsung, McDonald’s, Huawei—vast corporations with globally recognized brands. Yet many people experience globalization not through…
DEMOCRACY

Trust in Ratings: China’s Social Credit System

China is looking to restore “trust” and “sincerity” in society by making a digital “social credit system.” In this kaleidoscopic system of ratings and blacklists,…
DEMOCRACY

Facebook is Hurting Democracy in Myanmar

Politicians and regulators are focusing on how social media can be used as a weapon in polls. But Facebook undermines other parts of representative democracy,…
HEALTH

The New Tech of Epidemic Surveillance: A Magic Bullet?

An unmanned aerial vehicle soars above the land, on a mission to deliver blood to a remote health center. High-resolution satellite imagery is analyzed for…
INDUSTRY

China and the Building of Africa’s Information Societies

Huawei, China’s leading telecom equipment company, recently announced its intention to begin operations on a new submarine telecom system connecting Asia and Africa. The project,…
FINTECH

Blockchain in China: Tussle Between Control and Openness

Over the past few years, China has become a global leader in cryptocurrencies. At a peak point, China was home to approximately three-quarters of global…
INDUSTRY

Cloned Food on Your Plate?

In the last few decades, animal cloning has been hotly discussed in key economic sectors such as the pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. More and more…
INDUSTRY

Asia’s Factory Workers in an AI-Driven World

Today in China, technology is removing the need for service staff in the most casual of experiences. Cameras equipped with facial recognition technology are being…
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Beyond the US-China Race for Geotechnological Supremacy

We are living in an age of technological revolution unlike anything humankind has experienced before. The confluence of the internet, big data, artificial intelligence (AI),…
EDUCATION

MOOCs Turn Local into Global

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have sent shockwaves through higher education by opening up course content to any learner with internet access, free of charge.…
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