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The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study celebrated its 20th anniversary in Seattle, USA from September 25 through 27. The event was co-hosted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington and the Lancet. GBD is the world’s largest systematic, scientific effort to quantify the magnitude of health loss from all major diseases, injuries, and risk factors by age, sex, and population. With 2,303 collaborators in 130 countries and...

On 16 Oct, Global Health Research Center (GHRC) at Duke Kunshan University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hanoi University of Public Health (HUPH), to consolidate decade-long collaborations in the past and to promote future partnerships between the two institutions.

A workshop on China’s Electricity Reform was held in Beijing on June 27, 2017. It began with an introduction to China’s energy and power industry and, following that entry point, the workshop went deeply into a discussion of the reform proposals in Decree No. 9 and other parallel policies, such as environmental taxes and the CO2 trading plans.

On June 28, Duke Kunshan University, Duke University, Resources for the Future (RFF), Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) Policy Research Center for the Environment and Economy and MEP Chinese Academy of Environmental Planning jointly organized a workshop on “Cost-Benefit Analysis in Environmental Policy” in Beijing. 

After the Trump government came to power, a series of basic principles and the consensus previously formed by China and the US has encountered challenges, and it’s certain this relationship will be under close scrutiny for the next few years. Under such background, professionals from academia, the media and the economic sector attended a “Symposium on US-China Relations in the Age of Trump” held recently at Duke Kunshan University. 

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