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Xi’s China: Smothering dissent

Critics fear the erosion of civic freedoms is denying space for grievances to be aired

Xi’s China: Command and control

The People’s Liberation Army has undergone a root-and-branch overhaul under the ‘commander-in-chief’

Xi’s China: The rise of party politics

Part one: The president is wresting control of economic policy away from other parts of government

T cell attacking cancer cell. 3D computer illustration of a T lymphocyte white blood cell (white) destroying a cancerous cell (purple). T lymphocytes, or T cells, are a type of white blood cell and a component of the body's immune system. They recognise a specific site on the surface of a pathogen or foreign object (antigen), bind to it, and produce antibodies or cells to eliminate it.
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Gene therapy: A controversial cure

Recent deaths raise fears that a treatment for blood cancers is being brought to market too quickly

Fox News: Fall of the cable news guy

Roger Ailes has been forced out. What next for the Murdoch-owned broadcaster?

The Clintons: The for-profit partnership

They have made $22m from the education industry since 2010 but such connections may blight her White House bid

Article 50: The Brexit divorce paper

Just 262 words in the Lisbon treaty will dictate the talks — and shape the UK’s ties with Europe

ZHUHAI, CHINA - JUNE 29: Aerial view of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge on June 29, 2016 in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province of China. The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge will be the world's longest cross-sea bridge when it be completed in the fourth quarter of 2017, it will have a total length of about 55 km, including a 6.7-km underwater tunnel and a 23-km bridge. It took seven years and some 100 billion yuan (about 15 billion USD) to construct the bridge since 2009. As the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge opens to traffic, connecting Hong Kong with branches to Zhuhai and Macao for the first time, it will greatly shorten the distance between Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macao, according to China Daily. (Photo by VCG) (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

Hong Kong: One country, two economies

As China’s slowdown hits wealth and relations sour, can the territory revive its fortunes?

Digital advertising: Brands versus bots

Software fraud claims billions of dollars but the industry finds it difficult to stop

Asset management: Actively failing

As investors pour into index-tracking funds, asset managers are seeking new strategies to keep them on side

South China Sea: Building up trouble

Enforcing an international court decision could set Beijing and the US on a dangerous path in a tense region

US election: Unconventional times

Some Republicans fear Donald Trump will turn the party convention into a Las Vegas show

SoftBank: Waiting for the next ‘big idea’

Masayoshi Son has cashed in investments and lost his successor — where now for the Japanese group?

Brexit and Berlin: Crunch time for Merkel

The UK’s vote to leave the EU has dented the German chancellor’s position in Europe, giving rivals a chance to attack

US autos: Adding new routes

The owner-driver model is under pressure but leading carmakers are racing to stay relevant

Italian banks: Essential repairs

Shares are down by a third, raising doubts over reform and pitting Rome against Brussels

Brexit: The costs of a lighter pound

Sterling’s fall has led to fears over a drop in demand and profits. Can higher exports compensate?

Eni: A pipeline to profit

Italy’s largest company focuses on oil exploration and production but may be too exposed to risk

Trading: When the pit stopped

The Nymex floor brought wealth for many without pedigree but electronic trading has blocked the path

Corruption: Moving money out of purgatory

In the crackdown on kleptocracy, ‘global policemen’ states have faced difficulties in returning illicit assets to citizens