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  • As covid-19 saps Vietnam’s economy, private charity is blossoming
    Editor’s note: Some of our covid-19 coverage is free for readers of The Economist Today, our daily newsletter. For more stories and our pandemic tracker, see our hubDESPITE THE mid-morning heat, residents of the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, swarm ar…
    - 3 days ago, 2 Jul 20, 10:59am -
  • India has few good ways to punish China for its Himalayan land-grab
    “NOW THE Chinese will know that, when we want to act, we shall act as we wish, without warning,” thundered Arnab Goswami, jabbing a finger towards the camera. “We shall move in stealth, and attack when necessary!” Judging from the triumphalis…
    - 3 days ago, 2 Jul 20, 10:59am -
  • India’s ban on TikTok deprives the country of a favourite pastime
    IN INDIA, AS elsewhere, TikTok looks like a cornucopia of bright and busy nonsense: an endless, blooming, buzzing confusion of shaky videos and cheap special effects, dispensed free of charge in 15-second doses. But time spent on the app—or on its…
    - 3 days ago, 2 Jul 20, 10:59am -
  • Chinese investment in Pakistan was supposed to be a showcase
    WHEN XI JINPING launched his Belt and Road scheme of global development aid with Chinese characteristics, he needed a country to showcase it. Pakistan seemed the obvious choice. It was China’s only real ally, a security partner on a vulnerable flan…
    - 3 days ago, 2 Jul 20, 10:59am -
  • America is rapidly pulling troops from Afghanistan
    FAIZA IBRAHIMI is too young to remember when the Taliban ruled Afghanistan as a theocracy. She can scarcely believe her parents’ stories about it. She is a radio presenter in the western city of Herat. The idea that gun-toting zealots from the coun…
    - 3 days ago, 2 Jul 20, 10:59am -
  • Singapore looks to the skies—for fields
    BENJAMIN SWAN’S farm is on the fourth floor of an office building in an industrial part of Singapore. To see his crops, visitors are escorted past a door unlocked with a thumbprint and through an airlock. (“Our air is certified,” says an assist…
    - 3 days ago, 2 Jul 20, 10:59am -
  • A supposed detente between Japan and China is already fading
    BACK IN FEBRUARY, when covid-19 was raging in China, a young girl in Japan took Chinese social media by storm. Dressed in a traditional Chinese cheongsam, she stood on the streets of her hometown bowing to passers-by to solicit donations for the affl…
    - 10 days ago, 25 Jun 20, 11:01am -
  • Bullfighting is under attack in South Korea
    TO WORK OUT if a male calf will make a good fighting bull, you have to study its face. A promising one will have a glint in its eye, a hint of the courage and resolve needed to face down another bull in the ring. “It’s difficult to define, but yo…
    - 10 days ago, 25 Jun 20, 11:01am -
  • A malfunctioning spy camera causes a scandal in Fiji
    “WE DON’T REALLY go in for that any more,” says a British spook witheringly of gadgets disguised as pens in “Skyfall”, a James Bond film. In Fiji, though, such devices have become a national fascination. A man called Ferrel Farizal Khan tol…
    - 10 days ago, 25 Jun 20, 11:01am -
  • Singapore’s ruling party calls an election
    “THIS GENERAL election will be like no other that we have experienced,” Singapore’s prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, declared this week, announcing that the city-state would go to the polls on July 10th. Procedures may be a little different fro…
    - 10 days ago, 25 Jun 20, 11:01am -

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