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December 11, 2014
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Fighting Air Pollution in China with Social Media

Study shows limits of ‘liberation technology’ in advancing change COLUMBUS, Ohio – The serious air pollution problem in China has attracted the attention of online activists who want the government to take action, but their advocacy has had only limited … Continue reading

May 17, 2012
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China Takes Action to Stop Software Counterfeiting

Counterfeiter sentenced to more than seven years for manufacturing and distributing fake Microsoft products. REDMOND, Wash., and BEIJING — The Chinese government has dealt a strong blow against intellectual property crime, penalizing counterfeiter Shang Yajun for copyright infringement and the … Continue reading

December 28, 2011
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First Independent Review of Provincial-Level Environmental Data in China

A team of researchers jointly led by Yale University and Columbia University has released a report that introduces a framework for assessing China’s environmental management and performance. This analysis offers the first independent review of Chinese provincial-level environmental performance by … Continue reading

December 11, 2011
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Chinese Health Coverage Improves With Government Efforts

*A new study of health insurance in nine Chinese provinces shows that individual coverage surged within a two-year time frame, from 2004-2006, coinciding with new government interventions designed to improve access to health care. The changes were most dramatic in … Continue reading

November 25, 2010
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UNESCO World Heritage Sites Threatened by Tourism

The UNESCO World Heritage program aims to protect cultural and natural sites considered important to the common heritage of humanity. However, many of these sites are now threatened by excessive tourism, according to Christina Cameron, professor at the Université de … Continue reading

August 4, 2010
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MU Researcher Says Chinese Credit Market Remains Underdeveloped

*Survey reveals urban Chinese households maintain high saving rates and are unwilling to utilize credit*  COLUMBIA, Mo. ­— The Chinese government has made several reforms to its economic policies in recent years. Despite these reforms, a new study shows that … Continue reading