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China may have a new president in Xi Jinping, but it is China’s new first lady, Peng Liyuan who has been making the headlines this week. Chinese social media, notably Sina Weibo, has been buzzing over Ms Peng’s wardrobe, despite censors’ attempts to suppress the conversation. Copies of her overcoat, handbag, scarf and shoes appeared almost immediately in online stores http://econ.st/10iITYO

Mental gymnastics

IMAGINE telling someone about a recent conversation you had at dinner with two friends. You would refer to the interlocutors by name, perhaps even …

Flying into the future

RARELY has there been a shortage of suggestions from passengers on how to improve the flying experience, but what would a Silicon Valley entrepreneur …

After the crowd leaves

THOUSANDS of products have been made using seed money obtained via crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Yet once the money is raised, …

Unparalleled arrogance, full apology

<b>Update</b> (April 1st, 10pm GMT): Reacting to the repeated attacks, Tim Cook, Apple's boss, has apologised to the firm's Chinese customers. "We are aware …

Contacts and commitment

VENTURE capital is hard to come by in India. But contacts are an even more important currency. “Business is extremely personal here,” says Shailesh …

Problems in the Spirit world

SPIRIT AIRLINES' case against America's Department of Transportation was always a long shot. For several years, the feisty discount carrier has been …

Cleared for stripping

DAVE KELLETT and Fred Schroeder set out to shoot a documentary about the art of cartooning. In the process, however, the film, called "Stripped", …

The extent of the suffering

IT IS difficult to find words to describe the extent of the suffering in Syria, where the civil war is now in its third year. Numbers are more …