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Politics & Society

Why Trump Really Wants to Ban TikTok

The battle between America and China being carried out through TikTok embodies a new form of modern warfare in which there is no threat of bombs, no threat of troops, but threats of taking away teenagers’ dancing videos.

Business & Economics

Covid-19 and The War for China’s Wallet: An Interview with Shaun Rein

China expert Shaun Rein assesses the country’s response to the Covid-19 crisis and talks about how the US unconsciously helped to accelerate Chinese dominance in the US-China trade war.

Science & Technology

Pangolins, bats or another species – where did COVID-19 come from?

Viruses similar to the 2019 novel coronavirus have been discovered in horseshoe bats and the critically endangered Sunda pangolin. Scientists presume that the illegal trade of these animals at “wet markets” may have played a key role in the Covid-19 outbreak.

Arts & Humanities

Why China Did Not Have A Renaissance – And Why That Matters

The r/Renaissance is often characterized as a particular epoch in European history and an important element in the traditional narrative of the rise of the West. Thomas Maissen and Barbara Mittler present different approaches to the question whether the European r/Renaissance offers new possibilities to the writing of global history.

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