BY AKHIL UPNEJA Facing a graying population, a less competitive labor industry, and long-standing humanitarian outcries, the Chinese Communist Party announced the end of China’s one-child policy, set to start in March 2016 (Beauchamp). The policy originated during the Mao Zedong regime in the late 1970s. Previously, Chinese families had been encouraged to procreate in … Continue reading The End of China’s One-Child Policy
BY SAM SUSSMAN In the early weeks of June, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and conflict in the South China Sea were at the forefront of East Asian News discussions. While seemingly unrelated, when viewed together, these two topics can answer a quirky question for news junkies and global health nuts alike: Why did South … Continue reading Why was South Korea keeping its schools closed?
BY ELIZABETH ZHANG Aside from the recent tragedy of the Eastern Star shipping accident and the unsurprising daily glamour coverage of China’s economic boons, one item has invaded the news waves with particularly sustained intensity. The arrival of MERS-coV’s (Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome-coronavirus) patient zero in Huizhou of the Guangdong province has since carved out … Continue reading Alarmist Chinese coverage of MERS – Counterproductive?
BY SOPHIA KECSKES.Photography by Stringer Shanghai/Reuters and Jacksoncam. In the past few decades, China has developed significantly; this is most notably demonstrated in its strengthening middle class and the associated improvements in their quality of life, such as the electrification of rural areas and a vastly improved education system. Yet, when one more deeply investigates … Continue reading China: Atrocities Overlooked as Individuals Prioritize their Best Interests in Drug Addiction “Rehabilitation”
BY ALEXANDER WARD. In 2001, the Doha Declaration guaranteed flexibility of public health initiatives within the WTO’s Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). Included in the new legislation is the right for countries to issue compulsory licenses (CLs) for life-saving drugs, outline country-specific terms for the acquisition of these licenses, and … Continue reading The BRICS Wall of Protection: What South Africa’s Patent Policy Means for the Future of National Health