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Children of the Quake

Children of the Quake

Japan’s reputation for calm in the face of natural disaster is hard-earned, says Dr Janet Borland, who has written an historical account of the country’s rocky road to disaster preparation that puts children at the centre.

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It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village

A book about China’s first and most dynamic Special Economic Zone, Shenzhen, argues that its dazzling success owes as much to its indigenous villagers and migrant workers as to central policymakers.

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COVID-19: Tracking the Pandemic

COVID-19: Tracking the Pandemic

Rigorous research is the key to understanding COVID-19 and getting its spread under control. Scholars in the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine (HKUMed) are at the forefront of this research and have rightly received attention from around the world for their significant findings. But scholars in other disciplines have also applied their expertise to reveal new characteristics about the pandemic. Here, engineering research shows how poor ventilation can increase risk of exposure to the virus, while business research shows how phone data can be used to track COVID-19’s spread in the population.

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Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap

A five-year research study on learning and assessment of digital citizenship in Hong Kong has shown a wide gap in competence levels across and even within schools. It is also proving prescient, given the arrival of COVID-19 and the sudden necessity for widespread learning online, and this has sparked a new study on how schools are coping.

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Easy Warning System

Easy Warning System

New scale gives quick warning of the likelihood of relapse in schizophrenic patients.

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