By studying the DNA of people who lived in East Asia thousands of years ago, scientists are starting to untangle how the region was populated.
Sept. 15, 2020 • ~11 min
Tags: ancient-dna hunter-gatherers china agriculture archaeology genes genomics southeast-asia rice adna siberia paleoanthropology human-migration east-asia hunter-gatherer start-of-agriculture paleogenomics
Banning the Chinese-owned social media platforms raises free speech concerns and could worsen the US-China trade war.
Aug. 28, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: social-media cybersecurity china disinformation gdpr data-privacy technology privacy censorship free-speech authoritarian-regimes tiktok us-china-relations wechat first-amendment dissent dissidents
An app that young people use to share videos of themselves dancing might seem like a silly diversion, but it's become a powerhouse social media platform.
Aug. 26, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: social-media china twitter facebook video india young-people mobile-apps apps youtube instagram youth tiktok snapchat us-china-relations
International trade has cost Americans millions of jobs. Investing in communities might offset those losses
When manufacturing jobs disappear, what are the best ways to help unemployed workers?
Aug. 3, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: china employment globalization international-trade labor-market
Pandas have done more to raise awareness of biodiversity loss than any other species. But they may not be good at stopping it themselves.
Tags: conservation biodiversity china human-wildlife-conflict tiger species-loss carnivores
Street vendors make cities livelier, safer and fairer – here's why they belong on the post-COVID-19 urban scene
After trying to remove street vendors from its cities for years, China is supporting them to help jump-start its economy. An urban scholar explains why other cities should do the same.
July 8, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: cities covid-19 china immigrants informal-economy jobs new-york-city urban-policy farmers-markets postpandemic-future markets
The world needs to engage seriously with China’s AI development and take a closer look at what’s really going on.
Tags: artificial-intelligence china technology
Can Asia end its uncontrolled consumption of wildlife? Here's how North America did it a century ago
In the 1800s, Americans hunted many wild species near or into extinction. Then in the early 1900s, the US shifted from uncontrolled consumption of wildlife to conservation. Could Asia follow suit?
June 17, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: covid-19 china wildlife fishing wildlife-conservation bison endangered-species us-history wildlife-trade asia hunting ivory-ban wildlife-management
The Micius satellite has enabled messages with unbreakable encryption to be sent 1,200km.
June 16, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: china quantum-entanglement quantum-communication
Researchers from New York University are designing AI algorithms to help predict COVID-19 outcomes.
May 14, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: machine-learning health medicine artificial-intelligence covid-19 coronavirus china pandemic sars-cov-2 outbreak hemoglobin predictive-analytics
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