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In a system where power is concentrated at the top, local officials are not incentivised to take decisive action.
The disease is spreading with terrifying speed but crucial lessons have been learned from previous epidemics.
To friends, I framed my upcoming solo trip to Japan as an elaborate success: a woman unexpectedly dumped, taking off on her own to climb up hills and meditate. Inside, I was terrified.
In Laos, where wild elephant numbers have plummeted by 90 per cent, the release of captive animals is viewed as a potential solution.
The president’s landslide victory will be seen as a major rebuff to the Chinese government’s claims on the island.
Jeremy Corbyn appears to have devoted more time to tending vegetables than voicing his thoughts on the fight of Hong Kongers against the erosion of their rights and freedoms.
Narendra Modi has bullied critics and suffocated the press into endorsing his Hindu-nationalist version of modern India.
The footballer condemned Chinese persecution of the Uighurs and was met with backlash from China and hypocrisy from his club.
Beijing must wake up to the fact that democracy is not a threat but a safety valve.
During the last decade, Western militaries shifted towards mechanised warfare to fight enemies such as Isis.
The revolt has revealed the deep historical roots to the crisis and how the laws once used by the British are now serving its new authoritarian rulers.