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Hong Kong handover, 25 years later

Hong Kong marks 25 years under Chinese control on July 1. Jacques deLisle, director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China, discusses where Hong Kong stands now and what the future might hold.

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The Wall Street Journal

Health care premiums could surge for millions of Americans as subsidies expire

Mark Pauly of the Wharton School asserts that it is wasteful to help people who could probably afford health insurance.

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The Hill

Why ‘blameflation’ is not the answer to runaway pricing

Z. John Zhang of the Wharton School writes that companies are price-gouging consumers and that is why we have the 41-year high inflation rate.

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PhillyVoice

Penn to host Sakura Collection fashion show featuring Japanese textiles

The 2022 Sakura Collection Fashion Design Award Show is being hosted in conjunction with the Consulate General of Japan in New York, the University of Pennsylvania Center for East Asian Studies, and the City of Philadelphia.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Racial inequities in vaccination are emerging again, this time among Philly’s elementary-age kids

Cheryl Garfield of the Perelman School of Medicine says that conspiracy theories that are put out via social media are the main stream of misinformation about and fear of vaccines.

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“The Conversation”

Buying into conspiracy theories can be exciting—that’s what makes them dangerous

Donovan Schaefer of the School of Arts & Sciences writes that confronting conspiracy theories requires understanding the feelings that make them so appealing.

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WHYY (Philadelphia)

Some Philadelphia parents scramble to find COVID-19 vaccine appointments for their young kids

Alison Buttenheim of the School of Nursing understands the frustration of parents still waiting to find a vaccine appointment.

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U.S. News

In light of EPA Court ruling, new focus on states’ power

Cary Coglianese of Penn Carey Law notes that climate change is a global problem and mixed state efforts aren’t going to be enough to make real progress.

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Taipei Times

U.S. firms grapple with soaring dollar

Nikolai Roussanov of the Wharton School notes that once the exchange rate has strengthened there is limited room to maneuver.

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Seattle Times

How many homeless people are in King County? Depends who you ask

Dennis Culhane of the School of Social Policy & Practice is quoted on alternative approaches to homelessness.

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Pennsylvania Capital Star

Ireland is more progressive than America about abortion

Dick Polman of the School of Arts & Sciences writes that, compared to the U.S., deeply Catholic Ireland in 2022 is a land of secular enlightenment.

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