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China Looks to Science and Technology to Fuel Its Plans for Innovation-Based Economy

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One of the world’s leading experts on science, technology and innovation in China, Denis Simon recently hosted an ASU conference that focused on the evolving role of science and technology in China’s international relations.

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China’s Ocean Energy Push Comes with a High Price

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China’s Growing Reliance on Lower-Paid Contract Nurses May Compromise Patient Care, New Research Suggests

Economic and health system reforms in China in recent decades have dramatically reduced the number of traditional hospital nursing jobs, known as “bianzhi” or “iron rice bowl” positions, which are guaranteed for life. Instead, more than half of nursing posts in many Chinese hospitals are now filled with contract-based nurses who do the same work as “bianzhi” for lower pay, fewer benefits and limited job security. A new study from Columbia University School of Nursing, published in the journal Human Resources for Health, found significantly higher levels of compensation-related dissatisfaction among contract nurses than their “bianzhi” peers. Hospitals with a disproportionate number of contract nurses also had significantly higher levels of patient dissatisfaction, which prior research has linked to lower quality care and worse outcomes.

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US-China Policy Reaches Delicate Phase, Scholars Say

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As China and the United States engage in a dispute over China’s recent proclamation of a new “air defense identification zone,” University of Chicago scholars say the clash illustrates the increasingly complicated geopolitical pressures between these two major powers.

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New Children's Center Studies Association Between ADHD and Secondhand Smoke

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Duke Medicine has established a new research program to investigate the relationship between exposure to environmental tobacco smoke during pregnancy and childhood and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

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UW Geographer Devises a Way for China to Resolve Its 'Immigration' Dilemma

University of Washington geographer Kam Wing Chan is in China this week, explaining how that country can dismantle its 55-year-old system that limits rural laborers from moving to and settling in cities and qualifying for basic social benefits.

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Smithfield Bid Boils Down to China's Growing Appetite for Pork and Profit

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Balancing Food Security and Environmental Quality in China

A special section in the Journal of Environmental Quality details the challenges China faces today in managing nutrient losses from crop and livestock production, and how the country must shift from a sole focus on food security to a triple emphasis on food security, efficient use of resources, and environmental protection.

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Smithfield Ham Takeover Could Transform China’s Pork Palate

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Economic, Domestic Interests Dampen Tinderbox Situation Between Japan and China

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