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Hollywood’s New Box-Office Battleground: The Chinese Heartland

Forget Beijing and Shanghai. The fates of flicks like Age of Ultron will be decided in places like Changzhou.

Tea Leaf Nation

China Liked TPP — Until U.S. Officials Opened Their Mouths

Chinese were once eager to latch onto the massive trade pact as a lever for internal reform. But with harsh U.S. rhetoric rising, that ship has sailed.

Voice

The Political Tragedy of the Greek Economic Crisis

With unemployment worse than during the Great Depression, we should thank the gods things aren’t worse. But it is humans (read: politicians) who have put Athens on the brink of disaster.

Argument

Welcome to Messy Europe, Britain

The U.K.’s stable political system once made the coalition governments of the continent look incompetent. But those days are done.

Dispatch

Rich Germany Has a Poverty Problem

Inequality and underemployment are on the rise in Europe’s economic powerhouse.

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