World Views | Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg disappoint once again

Facebook Inc. still doesn’t get it. A widely anticipated meeting this week between the social media giant and the civil rights groups behind the recent Facebook ad boycott — including the Anti-Defamation League,

World Views | Divided West can do little as China tightens up on Hong Kong

  From Tokyo to Brussels, political leaders have swiftly decried Beijing’s move to impose a tough national security law on Hong Kong that cracks down on subversive activity and protest in

World Views | The mall can’t survive if there aren’t any stores

  Rent collection day last Wednesday looked like a disaster for mall landlords in the U.K. Reeling from the coronavirus lockdown, tenants including JD Sports Fashions Plc, Boots drugstores and Primark withheld some payments pending negotiations

World Views | Fear of infection hurt the economy more than lockdowns

  Until recently, it seemed like the contentious debate over lockdowns was over. By the end of May, many states were defying the warnings of public-health experts, reopening restaurants, retail and

World Views | Street vendors won’t save China’s economy

  For a decade, I lived in a leafy Shanghai neighborhood known for unlicensed street vendors who sold barbecued lamb kebabs, knock-off DVDs and (often) hashish. Local police long tolerated their

World Views | Here’s something we can learn from the urban fox

Would you adopt a fox? The prudent answer is “no”; foxes are wild animals. Or are they? In something out of science fiction, new research suggests that we are now starting to see two

World Views | Zara’s latest fashions will be a post-Covid hit

Don’t be fooled by red replacing black as this season’s color at Zara-owner Inditex SA. The Spanish fast-fashion behemoth reported its first loss since it went public in 2001 after shutting stores during Covid-19

World Views | Hong Kong bull market found dead in a posh flat

  Hong Kong’s finance industry is thriving from the great divorce between the U.S. and China. Billion-dollar initial public offerings are on the horizon again, as New York-listed mainland companies seek a second home.

World Views | The mighty U.S. dollar is having a wobble

  The mighty U.S. Dollar is having a wobble, falling to its lowest level on a trade-weighted basis since March. It’s a sign that the economic effects of the crisis are

World Views | Take China’s US farm threats seriously, not literally

If you’re haggling over the price of goods at a market, there often comes a point when the buyer threatens to walk away. It’s up to the seller to decide

World Views | Twitter-Trump spat signals new chapter for social media

  It was a momentous week for social media. After years of trying to have it both ways, Twitter — one of the industry’s major platforms — moved to hold President

World Views | China isn’t using its currency as a Cold War weapon

  The deterioration of U.S.-China relations is fast and furious, with Washington throwing out accusations of unfair trade practices, unlawful technology transfer and an early cover-up of the coronavirus outbreak, which has claimed over

World Views | There’s far less bang in a Huawei ban now

  It’s easy to ban a product that’s difficult to get your hands on anyway. That’s why Britain’s possible move to impose a stricter ban on Huawei Technologies Co. seems opportunistic, even if it

World Views | NASA should beware of viruses from outer space

  This summer, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration will launch a rover designed to collect samples of the Martian surface and store them until they can eventually be brought back

World Views | Moderna vaccine whiplash demands better disclosure

  Interpreting drug trial data releases is difficult in the best of circumstances. And usually, it’s just a problem for the subset of investors who focus on the sector. In the

World Views | How to make coronavirus restrictions easier to swallow

  To address the coronavirus pandemic, it’s essential to influence human behavior; to promote social distancing, to get people to wear masks, to encourage people to stay home. Many nations have imposed mandates

World Views | Google and Twitter are right. Workers should stay home

  The more I read and hear about what offices will be like as they reopen, the more dystopian it sounds: empty desks, no meetings, everyone keeping their distance from one another. I

World Views | The coronavirus isn’t the end of your career

  For the hotel chef who can’t afford his nine prescriptions, losing a job could be a matter of life and death. Even among the employed, fear of what’s around the

World Views | Vast numbers of unemployed will undermine China’s recovery on NPC’s watch

  Millions of Chinese people are being thrown out of work by the collapse in global demand and a slow restart of the domestic economy. A lack of clarity about exactly

World Views | Reinventing holidays for the coronavirus era

  The world’s biggest package-holiday company has given a glimpse of what vacations will look like as long as the novel coronavirus remains a potent health threat. Say goodbye to the all-you-can

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