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The Wuhan coronavirus and its impact on China’s foreign relations – part two

In this second paper examining the implications for China following the global COVID-19 outbreak, the author suggests that at a time when the Chinese economy is faltering, the rejection of globalisation would spell doom for China’s economy and its plans to become a world leader.
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The Wuhan coronavirus and its impact on China’s foreign relations – part one

The coronavirus outbreak first presented early in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan, in Hubei Province. This paper argues that it appears as if the Chinese Communist Party will go to any lengths to deflect the blame for the deaths of people in...
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Suicide in rural and remote Australia: mental health strategies cannot effectively operate in isolation

This paper argues that a national rural and remote mental health strategy is necessary to improve the capacity of mental health services to combat the disturbing trend of high rates of suicide in remote and rural Australia. Also needed are other policies and strategies that...
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Global food and water security in 2050: demographic change and increased demand

Ensuring that there is enough food to supply the demand that is expected to accompany population growth to 2050 is one of the major challenges of this century.
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The state of Indonesian food security and nutrition

Despite impressive economic growth and poverty reduction, Indonesia’s food security still faces significant difficulties. To overcome these difficulties, policies that support rural development, improve agricultural incomes, lower food prices, increase nutritional diversity and encourage healthier eating patterns will be required.