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Social networks are the key to food security

IN 2015, when the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals were officially adopted, the clock began ticking on an ambitious goal: ending global hunger by 2030. At the time, that target seemed achievable; ...

April 23, 2018, Monday


Tai chi teaches harmony, a gift the West has lost

“BE soft as water, light as clouds in the sky and gentle as the wind. Learn from nature, imitate nature, be nature.” These words echo in my mind each time I practice tai chi, a traditional Chinese wushu ...

April 23, 2018, Monday


Eliminating pollution can boost economic growth

POLLUTION is one of the great existential challenges of the twenty-first century. It threatens the stability of ecosystems, undermines economic development, and compromises the health of billions of people. ...

April 19, 2018, Thursday


Global temperatures are rising fast, but don’t look to the markets to cool our planet

WITH global temperatures rising at an alarming rate, the race is on to lower the world’s consumption of fossil fuels and accelerate the adoption of greener forms of energy. Among the most discussed remedies ...

April 18, 2018, Wednesday


Online privacy must improve after Facebook scandal

I, like millions of others, have willingly given up some of my privacy to Facebook to achieve a sense of connection across cultures, time zones and generations. But revelations of the alleged sale and ...

April 17, 2018, Tuesday


Facebook and the future of online privacy

CHRIS Hughes, a co-founder of Facebook, recently noted that the public scrutiny of Facebook is “very much overdue,” declaring that “it’s shocking to me that they didn’t have to answer more of these questions ...

April 16, 2018, Monday


The rise of the petroyuan is just a matter of time

AS oil can now be traded with RMB-denominated contracts in Shanghai, the rise of the petroyuan is a matter of time. In late March, renminbi-denominated oil contracts began trading in the Shanghai International ...

April 16, 2018, Monday


Trump’s trade war will hurt the US most

THE trade skirmish between the United States and China on steel, aluminum and other goods is a product of US President Donald Trump’s scorn for multilateral trade arrangements and the World Trade Organization, ...

April 11, 2018, Wednesday


Can we afford to sacrifice privacy for convenience?

THE advancement of social media and internet technologies have given us convenience unimaginable to our ancestors. Just a simple click on the cell-phone, and we can buy clothing, book tickets or even ...

April 11, 2018, Wednesday


Nation’s energy vision heads to sustainability

THE boldest plan to achieve the targets set by the 2015 Paris climate agreement comes from China. The Paris accord commits the world’s governments to keeping global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius ...

April 10, 2018, Tuesday




 

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