• Read Xi Jinping’s speech at the 2021 Davos Forum — Quartz

    Read Xi Jinping’s speech at the 2021 Davos Forum — Quartz0

    Four years ago, at Davos in Switzerland, Chinese president Xi Jinping defended globalization and anointed himself its leader and protector. It was the first time a Chinese leader had addressed the glitzy gathering of the global elite, and it made a lasting impression, coming just a few days before Donald Trump’s inauguration as US president,

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  • What Zoom Does to Campus Conflicts Over Israel and Free Speech

    What Zoom Does to Campus Conflicts Over Israel and Free Speech0

    Back home in New Jersey, she enrolled in self-defense classes and bought a Taser for security. In September, N.Y.U. settled Ms. Cojab’s complaint with the Office of Civil Rights, outlining steps to address anti-Semitism on campus, as defined in the president’s executive order. But the school did not concede any wrongdoing, nor mention the section

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  • Coronavirus Dominates Merkel’s Last New Year’s Speech as Chancellor

    Coronavirus Dominates Merkel’s Last New Year’s Speech as Chancellor0

    Chancellor Angela Merkel’s New Year’s speeches have typically been aspirational exercises in political agenda setting, touching on dozens of broad themes like immigration and climate change, and sometimes presenting her latest projects for Germany. But Ms. Merkel’s speech this year, her 16th as chancellor, is noticeably different. For what is almost certainly her last New

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  • Spain’s King Felipe takes a swipe at dad in Christmas speech

    Spain’s King Felipe takes a swipe at dad in Christmas speech0

    Well, that’s awkward. On Christmas day, Spain’s King Felipe took a swipe at his dad, former King Juan Carlos, in his holiday message to the nation. In the televised speech, Felipe pointed out “ethics are above family ties” and added citizens demand “principles that apply to everyone, without exception, and that are above any other

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