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Banana Farms in Laos Sicken Villagers, Even as They Provide Steady Work

China-invested banana plantations in Laos are sickening Lao villagers exposed to agricultural chemicals, but also provide an income for the communities in which...

China to Offer 'Guidance, Support' to Hong Kong Police Enforcing Security Law

China's public security ministry has said it will offer 'guidance and support' to Hong Kong's police force, in another sign that the city's...

China Draws a Blank on 2020 GDP Target

China's controversial decision to omit an economic growth target for 2020 has drawn attention to what the government uses targets for. On May 22,...

Australian University Suspends Student Who Criticized Its China Ties

A disciplinary panel at Australia's University of Queensland has suspended an outspoken student activist who criticized Beijing's influence at the university and took part in...

Global adspend slump expected to be less severe than 2009 crash

Warc says global adspend will fall by 8.1% this year, with US and Asia-Pacific predicted to have lowest declines. Source link

Oreo's imperial-inspired cookies a batch made in heaven

DIGITAL MEDIA AWARDS: Oreo's special flavours created in collaboration with the Forbidden City sell like hot...cookies, and scoop awards. Source link

Lagardère Sports and Entertainment rebrands as Sportfive

The sports-marketing agency and consultancy styles the brand name with an underlined 'V' for victory. Source link

WFH diary: a TikTok of a TikTok

TikTok's user and content operations manager shows us her working from home routine, in the form of a TikTok, of course. Source link

How COVID-19 is shaping the future of commerce for good

Facebook's vice president of APAC on how COVID-19 has accelerated innovation in online purchases, and how brands can ride the wave. Source link

Japan law tightens regulation of major ecommerce players

TECH BITES: Law addresses concerns that tech giants are abusing their market power and leaving small businesses out of pocket. Source link

Dentsu Aegis to allow Australia staff to WFH for rest of year

Move comes after internal survey found overwhelming majority of staff want to maintain the current work-from-home arrangements. Source link

Denstu Aegis to allow Australia staff to WFH for rest of year

Move comes after internal survey found overwhelming majority of staff want to maintain the current work-from-home arrangements. Source link

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Al-Aqsa Mosque reopens after COVID-19 closure

Worshippers have been asked to wear face masks and bring their prayer mats. Source link

Mapping US police killings of Black Americans

Black Americans are two-and-a-half times as likely as white Americans to be killed by police officers. Source link

‘Coronavirus Cooking Survey’ Finds That People Are Eating Healthier and Wasting Less Food

Since researchers launched the Corona Cooking Survey, they were delighted to find that people are eating better and wasting less during COVID-19 shutdowns. The...

Pompeo says China poses an ongoing threat to the West

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday said China has become “more aggressive” in its efforts to spread disinformation and...

George Floyd: Curfews defied as demonstrations escalate across US

Major cities gripped by another night of protests decrying police brutality following killing of an unarmed Black man. Source link