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HIV rates on the rise among Chinese youth

China has seen an alarming spike in HIV cases, with the infection rate among those between the ages of 15 and 19 tripling over the past decade. The upturn comes as young people have become increasingly liberal in regards to sexuality while safe-sex education has lagged behind in many parts of the country.

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Staying in China, the fallout of the trade war with the US is already evident at farmer's markets. The American cherry, beloved in China, has become harder to find since Beijing retaliated in the game of tit-for-tat tariffs by slapping a 25% hike on some US agricultural products. Inadvertently, the spat could prove to be the cherry on the cake for China, as the void could be filled by its own farmers.

Also, Singapore is fighting pollution by growing plants on its skyscrapers. The new greenery is not only changing the ecosystem outside but the atmosphere inside, cooling buildings and lowering energy costs.

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