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Chinese police are using a new anti-fraud app installed on more than 200m mobile phones to question people who have viewed overseas financial news sites, and Brazil’s first openly gay state governor enters the country’s race for president. Plus, the FT’s Houston correspondent, Justin Jacobs, explains why new biofuels refineries are creating headaches for the food industry. 

China uses app to monitor access to overseas financial news sites

Brazil governor pitches third way between Bolsonaro and Lula in 2022 elections - with Michael Stott

‘Diesel vs doughnuts’: new biofuel refineries squeeze US food industry - with Justin Jacobs

British hedge fund partner plots return of Trump-era social network Parler

The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. 

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