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In its first report on China under Communism, the World Bank presciently recognised the potential for “a tremendous increase in the living standards of its people”.
The New Statesman's coverage of the world's first pandemic Games since 1920.
If the International Olympic Committee had cancelled the Games, they would have had to refund roughly £2.9bn to broadcasters.
The Olympics were supposed to symbolise Japan’s recovery from crisis but they now represent the pandemic’s continuing grip.
The untimely death of the elderly activist could mark a turning point for India’s human rights law. But international pressure will be key.
Japanese voters want to see Tokyo 2020 cancelled and blame PM Yoshihide Suga for his perceived failure to tackle the pandemic.
The legislation has amounted to a full-spectrum assault by China on the city’s vibrant civil society.
Beyond the skyscrapers and fashion boutiques of Shanghai, the fundamental structures of the party state are still rooted in Leninist principles.
How the US and Russia became entangled.
The Chinese government fuses rapacious capitalism with state persecution but that has not stopped leftists cosying up to it.
The Biden administration views Russia as a declining power. China is now the US’s real global rival.