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Chinese population shrinks (Wed, 18 Jan 2023)
China’s population fell in 2022 for the first time in decades in a historic shift that is expected to have long-term consequences for the domestic and global economies, reports the Financial Times. The world’s most populous country has long been a crucial source of labour and demand, fuelling growth in China and the world. On […]
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China GDP grows 3% in 2022 (Wed, 18 Jan 2023)
China’s economy grew by just 3% in 2022, underscoring the heavy costs of the government’s longstanding zero-COVID strategy before it was abruptly abandoned last month, reports the Financial Times. The country’s gross domestic product figures missed Beijing’s official growth target, which at 5.5% was already the lowest in decades. Other than in 2020 at the beginning of the […]
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Ximalaya makes a profit for the first time (Wed, 18 Jan 2023)
Online audio platform Ximalaya has moved into the black for the first time since it was founded in 2012, racking up a fourth-quarter profit of over RMB 10 million ($1.48 million) amid tough competition for user attention in China from short video services, reports the South China Morning Post. Yu Jianjun, the company’s 45-year-old co-founder […]
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China property investment falls, first time in over 20 years (Wed, 18 Jan 2023)
China’s property investment fell 10.0% year-on-year in 2022, the first decline since records began in 1999, compared with a decline of 9.8% in the first 11 months of the year, official data showed on Tuesday, reports Reuters. Property sales by floor area dropped 24.3% in 2022 from the same period a year earlier, the most […]
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New bank to shore up governance in rural lenders (Wed, 18 Jan 2023)
A planned new rural commercial bank in Henan province will serve as the keystone in its top-down effort to overhaul troubled rural credit institutions in the region, where rampant corruption has gutted the quality of their assets, reports Caixin. With the upcoming launch of the lender, Henan Rural Commercial United Bank, the provincial government aims […]
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Japan

サウジ記者失踪~婚約者の寄稿:My Fiancé Jamal Khashoggi Was a Lonely Patriot @nytimes (Wed, 17 Oct 2018)

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記者席の小競り合い:BuzzFeed v Leigh Sales (Fri, 10 Jul 2015)

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アカウンタビリティ≠説明責任:Definition of Accountability (Fri, 27 Feb 2015)

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「テロリストは全員イスラム教徒」の嘘を数字で検証:Are All Terrorists Muslims? No (Fri, 16 Jan 2015)

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シャルリー・エブドの風刺画で不覚にも連想したもの:Charlie Hebdo cartoons remind me of.. (Sat, 10 Jan 2015)

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Korea

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