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China Economics

Education in China: Village students often ‘forgotten’

Children from remote mountain villages in Chongqing municipality struggle against the cold weather during long walks to get to school – proof of their desire to go to school and learn […]

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Design Economics Innovation

Watch Amy Smith’s “Simple designs that could save millions of childrens’ lives” talk at TED

Fumes from indoor cooking fires kill more than 2 million children a year in the developing world. M.I.T. engineer Amy Smith details an exciting but simple solution: a tool for turning farm waste into clean-burning charcoal.