Jacinta Keast

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The Health Effects of Youth Unemployment

We know a lot about the devastating health effects of unemployment. But new analysis reveals just how bad it can be for unemployed youth in high-income countries.<p>Our Gallup-Healthways Global Well-Being Index found that among 47 high-income countries (as defined by the World Bank), the physical …

Cultural Differences Are More Complicated than What Country You’re From

jennifer maravillas FOR HBR<p>As part of doing business globally and operating across cultures, we often want to predict how others are going to behave. Our typical heuristic, understandably, is culture. We read a book, an article, or a blog post about cultural differences. We learn about how Germans …

Chinese aid in the Pacific

In this interactive Lowy Institute map, Philippa Brant illustrates China’s growing foreign aid program in the Pacific Islands region.Publication …

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WHEN Donald Trump, the Republican presidential hopeful, claimed recently that President Barack Obama “is the founder” of Islamic State and Hillary …

China’s unfinished gender revolution

Authors: Yang Yao and Wuyue You, Peking University<p>One of the distinctive features of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the Mao era was its …

Russia-Japan territorial resolution on the horizon?

Author: Artyom Lukin, Far Eastern Federal University<p>For two days at the start of September, the centre of East Asian politics moved to Russia’s main …

North Korea

A Farewell Guide to Political Journalism

Lessons gleaned from 30 years of covering American politics—from Bill Clinton to Donald Trump<p>I left political journalism once before—to help launch a social media site designed to engage political influencers in civil conversation. It failed (one critic called it “the idiotic Hotsoup.com”), but …

Journalism

Did Kim Jong Un Just Nuke China's Economy?

Friday, North Korea detonated a nuclear device, claiming it to be a “warhead.” The warhead, Pyongyang said, would pave the way for “a variety of smaller, lighter, and diversified nuclear warheads of higher strike power.”<p>The boast seemed nothing out of the ordinary for bombastic ruler Kim Jong Un, …

Why China Fears North Korea (and Its Not All About Nuclear Weapons)

On Sept. 8, North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear test, the second since January 2016.<p>The regime confirmed the nuclear test, claiming to now have …

Dining out with Michelle Garnaut

Michelle Garnaut and I were finishing lunch at Capital M, her Beijing restaurant. The waiter set down our coffees: a macchiato for me and a plunger …

Clean air for John Garnaut, home from China

Fairfax will soon announce a replacement for celebrated China correspondent John Garnaut, who will return to Australia in June after almost six years …

The Plight of the Overworked Nonprofit Employee

Do mission-driven organizations with tight budgets have any choice but to demand long, unpaid hours of their staffs?<p>Earlier this year, at the encouragement of President Obama, the Department of Labor finalized the most significant update to the federal rules on overtime in decades. The new rules …

Nonprofits

Politics and Personality: Most of What You Read Is Malarkey

You’ve seen the headlines. You’ve maybe even quoted them, especially now that it’s election season. “Conservatives More Susceptible to Bullshit Than Liberals.” “Study: Are Liberals Smarter Than Conservatives?” “Studies: Conservatives Are from Mars, Liberals Are from Venus.” All of these tantalizing …

Rhetoric and Reality — Xi Jinping’s Australia Policy

Australia-China bilateral relations have experienced something of a roller-coaster ride since the 2008 Beijing Olympic Year. With the advent of the …

Where China Goes to Chill

It may only be the seventh-largest city in China (with an estimated 11 million people), but it’s perhaps no surprise that Chengdu, about a three-hour flight west from both Beijing and Shanghai, has emerged as an urban-getaway destination for the country’s food and shopping obsessed. The …

Fu Yuanhui Teaches China to Relax at the Olympics

By official count, there are twenty-eight sports, three hundred and six events, and twenty-four hundred and eighty-eight available medals at this year’s Rio Olympics. The more than eleven thousand participating athletes represent two hundred and six countries, which duke it out over sixteen days in …

Why Millennials Are Excited About the 90th Birthday of China’s Ex-President

China’s onetime leader Jiang Zemin turns 90 years old today, and among the country’s millennials, he’s being feted with an unexpectedly enthusiastic birthday celebration.<p>Promoted to power after the bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown on student protesters in 1989, Mr. Jiang held the top spot in …

Spies at Sydney Uni: Really?

Last Monday, the front page of <i>The</i><i>Sydney Morning Herald</i> enthusiastically proclaimed the discovery of “Chinese spies at Sydney University”. In the …

What’s to be done with Oxfam?

On a bookshelf in my office sits a large red book with a plastic cover to ward off mud and blood, sweat and tears. Like all new Oxfam staff I was …

Foreign Aid

Where does the buck stop?

AT THE height of the euro crisis, with government-bond yields soaring in several southern European countries and defaults looming, the European …

The island-hopper's guide to Korea

Mention Korea and several things probably spring to mind: the division of North and South, the sparkling city of Seoul (headquarters to Samsung, Hyundai and other Korean powerhouses) and Psy’s manic and flashy ‘Gangnam Style’. What’s not commonly known is that the Korean peninsula is studded with …

Tiananmen Square massacre: Look back on how the crackdown unfolded

On June 4, 1989, the brutal crackdown on China's democratic movement centred on Tiananmen Square reverberated around the world. ABC News Online …

Australian artist detained by Chinese authorities ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

“I asked if he needed any clothes, or any money, he said ‘not at the moment’,” Wang said.<p>Guo, who featured on the ABC’s current affairs panel show <i>Q&A</i> …

This Is Why A Conspiracy Theory About The Clintons Has Gone Viral In China

In a world devoid of debunkers and fact-checkers, conspiracy theories — like the one saying a DNC staffer was murdered for leaking emails — can go big in China.

How People Learn to Become Resilient

Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University of Minnesota, met thousands of children in his four decades of research. But one boy in particular stuck with him. He was nine years old, with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. Each day, he would arrive at school …

Psychology

From CEB, online tests that help employers figure out whether you should be hired

When they’re assembling an onscreen production, Ken Lahti’s team works hard to get every detail just right. Script writers conduct hours of field research, collecting slice-of-life stories from regular people to spin into realistic works of fiction. Interactive designers base virtual characters’ …

Will Chinese investment sacrifice Ukraine's dreams of democracy to economic needs?

<i>This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate</i> …

Stop calling it the “Sharing Economy.” That isn’t what it is.

<i>Filed under: Opinion.</i><p><b>“Disruption” isn’t always what you think it is.</b><p>It’s known under a number of names: The <i>Sharing Economy</i>. The <i>Collaborative Economy</i>. …