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The consequences of a global pandemic on human rights defenders

Nishat spoke to Ed O’Donovan, Head of Protection at Front Line Defenders, to dissect pandemic obstacles faced by human rights defenders - especially Indigenous communities in Brazil.
COVID-19 documentation, AHRC

£1 million for COVID-19 documentation project in Manchester

The University of Manchester recently won a grant of nearly £1 million, to support their ongoing COVID-19 documentation projection.
south korea COVID-19, economy

The science behind the South Korea COVID-19 strategy

Jongeun You explains how the South Korea COVID-19 strategy flattened the curve, without destroying the economy.
bangladeshi garment workers, covid

How can brands help Bangladeshi garment workers?

Dr Nika Salvetti from Nyenrode Business University explains how Bangladeshi garment workers can be helped by the brands that use their services.
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Lockdown reduces air pollution by 54% in 5 Indian cities

The Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE) found that lockdown reduced air pollution in Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai.
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COVID-related discrimination against racial minorities has doubled

According to a new study from the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, COVID-related discrimination against racial minorities has increased from March to April 2020.
bangladeshi garment workers, boohoo

The cost of fashion: 4.1 million Bangladeshi garment workers

The #PayUp movement has called attention to the multi-billion dollar fashion brands who exploit Bangladeshi garment workers and have capitalised from underpaid UK garment workers.
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Locust outbreak in India continues to harm food security

Andre Laperriere, the Executive Director of Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition (GODAN) discusses the locust outbreak in India.
cognitive function in older people, B vitamins,

Can B vitamins improve cognitive function in older people with mild impairment?

Therese Pei Fong Chow Research Centre for Prevention of Dementia, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, discuss if B vitamins can improve cognitive function in older people.
smart agriculture, fisheries

Current efforts to realise smart agriculture in Japan

Taku Eto, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Japan charts the country’s efforts to realise smart agriculture.
china-uk trade, economy

The expected evolution of the China-UK trade relationship

Dr Yu Jie, associate at LSE IDEAS and senior research fellow at Chatham House, dissects the possible evolution of the China-UK trade relationship.
automotive industry

Japan’s relationship with the automotive industry

In this article, we take a look at the automotive industry in Japan and explore which brands call the world’s biggest car-producing nation home.
US-china export controls, Huawei

New US-China export controls could backfire on US tech sector

Xiaomeng Lu, Senior Policy Manager for Asia & US at Access Partnership, examines new US-China export controls to dissect how China will retaliate.
asian COVID strategy, lockdown

UK switches to Asian COVID strategy as death toll reaches 40,000

Countries like Hong Kong and South Korea have been tracing their potential infection sources since January: How will the UK implement an Asian COVID strategy?
Hong kong COVID-19, COVID-19 strategy

The science behind the Hong Kong COVID-19 strategy

Currently, the country has only experienced four deaths: What is the Hong Kong COVID-19 strategy and why is it working so well?
earthquake early warning system, NCREE

Earthquake Early Warning System: What is next for this technology?

NCREE (National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering) explain how they have developed an Earthquake Early Warning System which can estimate the oncoming waves.
sand waves analysis, offshore wind

Underwater sand waves analysis in offshore wind farm construction

Here, Gwo-shyh Song, Associate Professor at National Taiwan University, discusses how underwater sand waves analysis is aiding offshore wind farm construction.
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Getting citizen participation right in the European Union and China

Nikolaos Kontinakis, Acting Projects Director, EUROCITIES, shares his thoughts on getting citizen participation just right in the European Union and China.
elderly dementia patients, hospital re admission

Post-hospital discharge care for dementia patients

Here, the Department of Medicine & Therapeutics discuss the programmes that are supporting post-hospital care for Dementia patients.
Research on Earthquake Engineering, early warning

National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering

Professor Pei-Yang Lin explains the The National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering (NCREE) technology that can change the game.

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