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Co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs. (Image: robermf  via  flickr  CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Life and Death Make Us All Equal

In early 2009, Steve Jobs, who was already battling prostate cancer, was informed by his doctors that he had advanced cirrhosis of the liver. He was told that to save him from imminent death, a liver transplant must be performed…

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Confucius Classrooms Being Banned in Australia

The Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has decided to remove Confucius Classroom programs from its public schools. The decision comes on the heels of worries that the Chinese…

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Tracking Down 20 Million ‘Missing Girls’ In China

When University of Kansas professor John James Kennedy began working in rural China, he would get introduced to villagers with multiple children — despite the country’s strict one-child policy. The associate…

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Life and Death Make Us All Equal

In early 2009, Steve Jobs, who was already battling prostate cancer, was informed by his doctors that he had advanced cirrhosis of the liver. He was told that to save…

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Medical Crowdfunding Is a Hit in China

Many middle-class and poor families in China risk becoming financially broke after paying for the treatment of their loved ones. A decade back, this would have been an unavoidable situation.…

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23 Million Chinese Banned From Traveling

Millions of would-be travelers in China have been blocked from buying airplane and train tickets. Why? Because the government’s social credit system classified them as a “risk.”