Social Changes and Challenges
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Benoît Vermander comments on challenges that China needs to face in 2012, the Year of the Dragon.
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China is experiencing one of the most rapidly expanding HIV epidemics in the world. According to the national surveillance system, it is estimated that in 2003 there were between 430,000 to 1,02 million people infected with HIV. The first major outbreak started in Yunnan province in 1989 among injecting drug users...
Although it is undeniable that the Chinese central political authorities have now become aware of the gravity of the situation and the need to act rapidly and effectively against HIV/AIDS, what they have done so far should be considered only as a start. In fact, they are facing a number of important...
Recently, I met with a young Naxi scholar, whose hometown is Lijiang. He was lamenting the environmental and cultural exploitation of the region. While Naxi culture seems a “hot” commodity, the actual preservation of the inheritance is almost non existent and the area’s deforestation is a sad symbol of the...
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