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Protests Sponsored by the State

Protests Sponsored by the State

Social movements used to be about disadvantaged groups rising against the state. But now, states themselves are initiating social movements. Political scientist Dr Yan Xiaojun has been investigating.

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Virtual Forum on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Virtual Forum on the COVID-19 Pandemic

HKU researchers from multiple disciplines discussed approaches to tackling the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential for “big ideas” to bring new perspectives to huge issues faced globally.

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Filling the Vacuum

Filling the Vacuum

Recent research by HKU’s President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Xiang Zhang, has caused a stir in the scientific world by demonstrating that vacuums are not empty spaces and by manipulating activity within them.

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Gut Reaction

Gut Reaction

The discovery that an individual’s gut microbes may determine how much benefit they get from exercise, has significant implications for preventing diabetes and for improving exercise efficacy in general.

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The Paradox of Information Control in China

The Paradox of Information Control in China

Chinese law allows access to information on the one hand but restricts it on the other, which has a troubling impact on everything from virus outbreak controls to the country’s new social credit system.

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