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HEALTH

How the Global Sleep Deficit is Bankrupting Humanity

When Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, told the local South China Morning Post newspaper in 2018 that her busy schedule meant she slept only…
INDUSTRY

Challenges of Dispatch Work in China

In 2016 and 2017, thousands of disgruntled workers at the Sino-German car giant FAW-Volkswagen (Changchun) held a series of protests. They were so-called “dispatch workers,”…
INCLUSIVENESS

Reckoning with Graying Asia

The past few years have seen workers in Asia becoming increasingly restive and concerned over pensions. Demands for reform have erupted into street protests in…
INCLUSIVENESS

DNA and the Globalization of Humanity

Regardless of how an individual racially or ethnically self-identifies, they will see a DNA test result showing multiple divisions in their bloodline, simplified by many…
TRADE

Personal Business: Why Nigerian Traders Travel to China

Mr. and Mrs. Alhaji (names have been changed) are the owners of a successful textile wholesaling firm in Lagos, Nigeria. They import from a variety…
INCLUSIVENESS

More Women in Boardrooms Means Greener, Better Business

The findings of a new study highlight the importance of gender diversity in a boardroom in making environmental decisions: firms with more female directors on…
ENVIRONMENT

Mind Games: The Effects of Air Pollution on Cognition

While the toll that breathing polluted air exacts on health and physical wellbeing is richly documented, lesser known is its impact on human intelligence. In…
MIGRATION

Global Effects of High-Skilled Immigration

In the United States, the administration of President Donald Trump has launched a full assault on all forms of immigration, whether undocumented, refugee, temporary, or…
MIGRATION

Multinational Contractors as Border Watchmen

Within the global asylum system, nation states have traditionally had ownership of tasks such as determining one’s asylum status and providing access to temporary housing…
ENVIRONMENT

China’s Pursuit of Blue Skies and Green Economics

China has made substantial progress in reducing pollution, particularly since the start of the 11th Five-Year Plan in 2006. At the 2014 National People’s Congress,…
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