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Chinese students in Canberra for the 2008 Beijing Olympics torch relay. Pierre Pouliquin/flickr

What we know about why Chinese students come to Australia to study

Chinese students make up the largest portion of international students in Australia. To ensure our A$28bn international education sector continues to thrive we need to pay more attention to why.
Andrew Simms (New Weather Institute), Sally Svenlen (RE student), Larry Elliott (Guardian), Steve Keen (Debunking Economics) and Kate Raworth (Doughnut Economics) symbolically nail the “33 Theses” to the door of the London School of Economics in December 2017. rethinkeconomics.org

Debate: What is missing in the ‘33 Theses for an Economics Reformation’

Nailed to the door of the London School of Economics, the ‘33 Theses’ offer a long overdue challenge to economics dogma. But there are omissions as well.
It has been called “the single most astonishing fact of human geography” – East African islands the Comoros and Madagascar have both African and Asian influences. www.shutterstock.com

How the Banjar people of Borneo became ancestors of the Malagasy and Comorian people

This research reconciled data and hypotheses from linguistic, archeological and genetic research on the settlement of the Comoros and Madagascar.
Yes, it’s a beautiful part of the world, but what sets Ballyhoura apart is the deliberate focus on a warm, local welcome. stephendotcarter/flickr

Tourists are happy when taken off the beaten track, and smaller cities and towns can tap into that

The big cities are still magnets for tourists, but often they find the smaller towns offer a more satisfying taste of local life. It's why rural tourism can be 'the perfect small town business idea'.
As cities in developing countries - like Lagos in Nigeria, pictured here - grow, so do obesity risks. Reuters/Akintunde Akinleye

Developing countries could get sick before they get rich. Policy can help

Governments must understand that the factors making cities convenient and productive also make their residents prone to obesity. They must confront this challenge with intelligent, focused policies.

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