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Michelin-starred chefs team up with Tmall for fresh recipes - SHINE
Recipes designed by Michelin-starred chefs will be available on Tmall's fresh food section as the e-commerce platform strengthens its fresh food and ingredient services.   Michelin-starred chefs will design easy-to-follow family recipes for Tmall users, while miao.tmall.com will provide the ingredients required, allowing users to prepare a delicious banquet at home with a simple click.
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yesterday by bbishop
Hot water revolution: how Chinese tourists are changing the world - People's Daily Online
Bearing backpacks loaded with thermoses, sipping their steaming-hot refreshments with satisfaction, Chinese tourists' unquenchable thirst for hot water, though odd for many Westerners, is having a huge impact on destinations worldwide, causing a “hot water revolution” in the global tourism industry.
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yesterday by bbishop
China’s Average Flight Delay Soars 50% to 24 Minutes in 2017 - Caixin Global
Flights in the world’s second-largest air travel market were delayed by an average of 24 minutes last year, a year-on-year increase of eight minutes, with the Chinese aviation watchdog arguing bad weather was the main culprit.
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yesterday by bbishop
Italy illustrates the way to liberal democracy’s demise
Complacency about the rise of populists is typical of failing political systems
ft  politics  eu 
3 days ago by robward
Dark factories: labour exploitation in Britain’s garment industry | Sarah O’Connor
In parts of Leicester, workers are paid as little as £3.50 an hour. Why is no one being held responsible?
17th  may  2018  ft  sarah  o'connor  leicester  business  politics 
6 days ago by pnjman
Leavers are preparing their Brexit betrayal narrative
They are not equipped for life as defenders of a flawed but liveable reality
ft  eu  europe  uk 
8 days ago by robward
Silicon Valley is slowly learning how to speak human
Tech companies appear to understand that they need to become more diverse
ft  society 
9 days ago by robward
China to ease 'one route, one airline' policy for Chinese carriers | Reuters
The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), in a statement on its website, said it has revised rules in response to a changing aviation market as well as the 2019 opening of a second international airport in Beijing, which in turn is aimed at creating the world’s largest aviation hub in the city. The CAAC introduced the policy in 2009 for long-haul international routes to prevent mainly China’s state-backed airlines from competing too aggressively on routes deemed difficult to profit from.
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9 days ago by bbishop
Co-Pilot Sucked Partway Out Plane After Cockpit Window Breaks Off - Caixin Global
A Sichuan Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing on Monday after the cockpit’s windshield broke off at 32,000 feet, causing a co-pilot to get sucked partially out of the plane...According to Variflight, an aviation data provider based in China, the aircraft was an Airbus A319 that had been in service for about seven years.
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9 days ago by bbishop
China's world-class aviation hubs gear up to surpass 100 million-passenger mark - People's Daily Online
After two previous rounds of expansion, Xi'an Xianyang International Airport of Shaanxi province, is planning for a phase-3 project that will enhance its annual passenger capacity to 110 to 120 million...

Kunming, Yunnan province is another city that plans to expand its airport. The passenger traffic of Kunming Changshui International Airport will see an estimated increase to 120 million by 2030, with a cargo capacity of 1.2 million tons and 820,000 aircraft movements.

In addition to the above two cities, Chengdu and Chongqing in southwest China are also preparing to build secondary airports. The aviation passenger traffics of the two cities are estimated to surpass 100 million respectively.
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9 days ago by bbishop
The New World Order: Donald Trump goes it alone
All of this reflects the role of the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency — something that was labelled as an “exorbitant privilege” by Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, a former French president. It is the dollar, as much as American military might, that allows the US to coerce its allies — as well as its adversaries.

The power of American sanctions and the reach of the US judicial system has been demonstrated in recent years. It is what allowed the US recently to crack down on the business of Oleg Deripaska, a Russian oligarch with links to the Putin government. European businesses and banks were forced to cut links with Mr Deripaska’s Rusal, by the threat of secondary US sanctions.
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11 days ago by JWMason
The New World Order: Donald Trump goes it alone
The decision to pull out of the Iran deal is the latest example of the administration’s aggressive unilateralism
ft  usa  europe  politics 
12 days ago by robward
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19 days ago by edcroft
Data visualisation: how the FT newsroom designs maps
Data visualisation: how the FT newsroom designs maps
ft  Mapping 
20 days ago by paulbradshaw

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