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A Research Agenda to Get More People Out of Poverty

BY JIAYING ZHAO, YUEN PAU WOO, LORNE WHITEHEAD This essay is part of Issues in Science and Technology’s “The Next 75 Years of Science Policy.”  Today, far too many people live in poverty, even in high-income countries such as the United States and Canada. This situation hurts everyone. Poverty alleviation is not an intractable problem, but its politics have been unyielding. We argue that solutions can and must be found, especially because reducing poverty and inequality provid…
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A Soft War in an Imagined Future

Note: This article was first published in Rising Asia Journal Volume 1, Issue 3 (AUTUMN)https://www.rajraf.org/article/a-soft-war-in-an-imagined-future/1032 The world is stumbling into a war that is neither hot nor cold. Written from the vantage point of the late 2020s, this essay in future history describes a “Soft War” that was precipitated by the geopolitical contest between an incumbent superpower and a determined challenger. Softly, softly we went to war. It is easier to…
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What does a seat at the table mean to Chinese-Canadians and to Canada?

First published by Action! Chinese Canadians Together (ACCT) Foundation  In the context of growing anti-Chinese hate in Canada and the widespread desire to do something about it, here is the key question: “What does a Canada in which anti-Chinese racism does not exist look like?” One answer is that Chinese Canadians have a “seat at the table”. The organizers of this year’s ACCT conference have asked me to reflect on precisely this topic. As a senator in Canada’s Upper House, it…
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在加社会占有一席之地对加拿大华人意味着什么? 加拿大华裔行动基金会讨论文稿 2021年6月 卑诗省联邦参议员胡元豹阁下   在加拿大的反华仇恨日益增长,大家普遍希望对此有所作为的情况下,出现一个重要议题:"一个不存在反华种族主义的加拿大是什么样的呢?" 一个答案是,加拿大华人是占有一席之地的。今年加拿大华裔行动基金会组织者邀请我思考的也正是这个话题。 作为加拿大上议院的参议员,可以肯定地说,我在政界是占有一席之地的。然而即使作为被任命的加拿大国会立法委员,并不意味着我没有遭遇种族主义行为,更不意味着反华种族主义在加拿大已经被根除。 能在上议院占有一席之地是一种莫大的荣誉,我想我是凭功绩而不是因为我的族裔而得到这一席位的。但事实证明,功绩和族裔之间是存在一定联系的,由于我的大部分职业生涯都是在加拿大与亚洲关系的公共政策领域。我碰巧在这一领域工作,与我有华裔血统、在马来西亚出生、在新加坡长大的事实不无关系。 问题是,如果我在与亚洲事务无关的另一个领域表现出色—例如在法律、艺术、社区服务或医学领域,我是否也有资格获得上议院的任命呢。对我来说,这是一个无法回…
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What is the People’s Republic of China to Canada? Towards a rethinking of bilateral relations

International Journal: Policy Brief International Journal0(0) 1–9Copyright: The Author(s) 2021Article reuse guidelines:sagepub.com/journals-permissionsDOI: 10.1177/0020702021996315journals.sagepub.com/home/ijx Prepublication Version What is China to Canada? Towards a Rethinking of Bilateral Relations[1] The Honourable Yuen Pau WooSenator for British Columbia 2021 will be the year of recalibrating Canada’s international policy and foreign relations. In the spirit of “building ba…
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