David Lindsay

China’s Mad Dash Into a Strategic Island Nation Breeds Resentment

For years, Beijing has thrown its wealth and weight across the globe. But its experience in the Solomon Islands calls into question its approach to expanding its power. 165 comments By Damien Cave Photographs by Matthew Abbott Damien Cave has been writing about Chinese influence in the Solomon Islands since 2019. He and Matthew Abbott spent about …

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India’s Love Story With a Movie Still on the Big Screen After 27 Years

‘D.D.L.J.,’ which a Mumbai theater has shown nearly every day since 1995, encapsulates a society in churn, with the choices afforded by economic opportunity clashing with tradition. By Mujib Mashal and Suhasini Raj Photographs by Atul Loke Mujib Mashal and Suhasini Raj spent time at the Maratha Mandir cinema over two trips to Mumbai reporting this story. Atul Loke …

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Russia’s War Could Make It India’s World

The invasion of Ukraine, compounding the effects of the pandemic, has contributed to the ascent of a giant that defies easy alignment. It could be the decisive force in a changing global system. By Roger Cohen Photographs by Mauricio Lima Roger Cohen, the Paris bureau chief, and Mauricio Lima spent almost two weeks in India, traveling between …

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Nancy Pelosi’s Trip to Taiwan Is Too Dangerous

July 28, 2022, 5:00 a.m. ET 612 comments By Bonnie S. Glaser and Zack Cooper Ms. Glaser is director of the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Mr. Cooper is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. “The United States and China are on a collision course in the Taiwan Strait. China’s ambitions …

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The U.S. Can Sanction Russian Gas to Punish Putin. I’m Asking It to Do the Same in Myanmar.

June 23, 2022 By Thinzar Shunlei Yi Ms. Thinzar is a Myanmar pro-democracy activist. “Myanmar’s modern history has been marked by colonial exploitation, military repression, violence and democracy denied. Grass-roots activists like me and thousands before me have dedicated our lives and sacrificed our safety to change this. But over the past year, an even deeper …

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Why a Chinese Security Deal in the Pacific Could Ripple Through the World

In potentially opening the door to a Chinese military base, the Solomon Islands threatens the balance of power in a vital shipping region. By Damien CaveApril 20, 2022Updated 7:42 a.m. ET “SYDNEY, Australia — When the Solomon Islands’ prime minister stood before Parliament on Wednesday to announce that his government had signed a sweeping security agreement with China, he …

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Why Even a 40% Tax Break Won’t Move Japan’s Employers to Raise Pay

The country’s prime minister says lifting long-stagnant wages would jump-start the sputtering economy. Companies call the plan a nonstarter. 14 By Ben Dooley and Hisako UenoDec. 23, 2021, 5:00 a.m. ET “TOKYO — Over the last two years, Masataka Yoshimura has poured money into the custom-suit business his family founded more than a century ago. He has upgraded his factory, installed …

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‘He Never Came Back’: Frantic Searches for Loved Ones After Flood

Unusually heavy rains engulfed roads and bridges, flooding towns and cities in central China. The extreme weather has killed 33 people, displaced 250,000, and caused widespread disruption. By Keith Bradsher and Steven Lee MyersJuly 22, 2021Updated 9:35 a.m. ET MIHE, China — Chen Shuying was sitting at home with her husband and their 3-year-old grandson on Tuesday when water …

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