By Li Yuan, New York Times Published 4:48 pm CDT, Thursday, August 23, 2018 For years, the conversation in China was about consumption upgrades." Today, Chinas economy is slowing, and shopping has slowed with it. For years, the conversation in China was about consumption upgrades." Today, Chinas economy is slowing, and shopping has slowed with it. Photo: JIALUN DENG /NYT Photo: JIALUN DENG /NYT Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 For years, the conversation in China was about consumption upgrades." Today, Chinas economy is slowing, and shopping has slowed with it. For years, the conversation in China was about consumption upgrades." Today, Chinas economy is slowing, and shopping has slowed with it. Photo: JIALUN DENG /NYT China’s … [Read more...] about China’s consumption downgrade: skip avocados, cocktails and kids
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Christina Fattore is an associate professor of Political Science at West Virginia University. Harley-Davidson was one of the president's favorite companies less than six months ago. Now it's the latest business to feel his wrath. That's because on June 25, Harley-Davidson announced it will move some of its production overseas. The iconic American motorcycle brand said it was doing this to avoid retaliatory tariffs imposed by the European Union in response to U.S. import taxes. "A Harley-Davidson should never be built in another country – never!" President Donald Trump tweeted. "Their employees and customers are already very angry at them. If they move, watch, it will be the beginning of the end." Back in February, things were very different. At a meeting with executives at the White House, Trump praised Harley-Davidson for being "a true American icon, one of the greats," and thanked them "for building things in America." For me, an international relations expert who … [Read more...] about Why it doesn’t matter if a Harley-Davidson is “Made in America”
Monday, July 02, 2018 by: Ralph Flores Tags: badpollution, contaminants, denim jeans, dyes, environment, fashion, Heavy metals, industrial methods, industrial practices, manufacture, pollutants, pollution, sandblasting, toxic chemicals, toxic elements, toxic water, water health, water pollution (Natural News) Love ’em or hate ’em, denim jeans have become an indelible part of American fashion. Some people love it so much that they buy four pairs in a year on average. However, what goes behind making your favorite pair is anything but favorable – before jeans hit the shelves, they are heavily processed using toxic chemicals and hundreds of gallons of water to get that trademark denim hue. In the documentary RiverBlue: Can Fashion Save the Planet? award-winning documentarians David McIlvride and Roger Williams tackled this subject, as well as its aftermath in communities and ecosystems in Bangladesh, China, and India. According to estimates, at least 70 percent of … [Read more...] about What’s in a pair of jeans, environmentally speaking?
Updated 6:38 PM ET, Wed May 16, 2018 Story highlights Myanmar is a major source of human hair, feeding the global demand for wigs, weaves and hair extensions But as the nation grows richer, there are fears that fewer women are willing to part with their locks Yangon, Myanmar (CNN)Aye Aye Thein, 55, cuts hair for a living at Insein market in the north of Yangon, Myanmar's largest city. But unlike most hairdressers, she doesn't charge her customers. Instead, she pays them. The country is a major source of human hair, feeding the global demand for wigs, weaves and hair extensions. "Myanmar hair is the softest, most sought-after hair in Asia," said Aye Aye Thein, whose hair stall is nestled between those of a greengrocer and a betel nut seller. Figures suggest the global trade in human hair was worth $87.4 million in 2016, with Myanmar the third largest exporter after India and Tunisia. Read More In Myanmar, hair can be considered sacred: The gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, … [Read more...] about Untangling Myanmar’s trade in human hair
Views Article contents Figures & tables Video Audio Supplementary Data PDF Cite Citation Yan Xiang Gan, Cheng-Kin Lao, Alexandre Chan; Breast cancer screening behavior, attitude, barriers among middle-aged Chinese women in Macao, China, Journal of Public Health, , fdy077, https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdy077 Download citation file: RIS (Zotero) EndNote BibTex Medlars ProCite RefWorks Reference Manager © 2018 Oxford University Press Close Permissions Share Email Twitter Facebook Navbar Search Filter All All Journals Mobile Microsite Search Term Sign In Register Close search filter All All Journals search input Advanced Search Abstract BackgroundBreast cancer is the third leading cause of death from cancer among females in Macao, but little is known about local practice of breast cancer screening. The … [Read more...] about Breast cancer screening behavior, attitude, barriers among middle-aged Chinese women in Macao, China