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Chinese aid and new contests over the meaning of human rights in Asia

  • Dr Tamas Wells,

China’s notion of the ‘right to development’ will increasingly challenge other donors’ emphasis on individual civil and political rights.

Australia’s growing cultural diversity requires a long-term strategy to meet its changing needs

  • Professor Fethi Mansouri, Dr Enqi Weng and Dr Matteo Vergani ,

The multicultural capacity of social services need to be strengthened so all Australians can benefit from its growing diversity.

VIDEO: Civil Society in Asia 4: International Conference in Melbourne (part 1)

Speakers draw attention to the diverse ways in which civil society operates, the forms it takes, the approaches it embraces, and the effects it has.

INTERVIEW: How food delivery drivers and other platform workers are faring in contemporary China

  • Dr Chris King-Chi Chan ,

A huge percentage of workers in China are in the platform economy without labour protections and very limited ability to strike.

Evolutionary Governance in China: State–Society Relations under Authoritarianism. Edited by Szu-chien Hsu, Kellee S. Tsai, and Chun-chih Chang

  • Professor Ming-sho Ho,

Social scientists studying China are developing new theories about how the ruling elites maintain power.