Dr Xiang Gao is a Senior Lecturer and the Discipline Convenor of Political and International Studies at the University of New England, Australia. She holds a PhD in Politics and International Relations from the University of Auckland, and an MA in International Relations, minored in American Studies from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and Nanjing University. Xiang's research interests are the politics and international relations in the Asia Pacific.
ArticlesIntroduction The highly contagious COVID-19 virus has presented particularly difficult public policy challenges. The relatively late emergence of an effective treatments and vaccines, the structural stresses on health care systems, the lockdowns and the economic dislocations, the evident structural inequalities in effected societies, as well as the difficulty of prevention have...Read more
ArticlesIntroduction Daffodil Day, usually held in spring, raises funds for cancer awareness and research using this symbol of hope. On that day, people who donate money to this good cause are usually given a yellow daffodil pin to wear. When I lived in Auckland, New Zealand, on the last Friday in August most people walking around the city centre proudly wore a cheerful...Read more