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Achieving net-zero emissions in hard-to-abate sectors like steel will not be easy; but it is eminently possible @JulesKortenhors  of @RockyMtnInst  explains how.

The world should be singing @KGeorgievaEU 's praises for her leadership of t @IMFNewse  during the pandemic, and for positioning the Fund as a global leader on climate change. So, why is she facing calls to step down? as @JosephEStiglitzs  .

#Evergrande is not the biggest problem facing China's economy, says Stephen S. Roach of @JacksonYale . The deeper source of concern is the reversal of the market-based “reform and opening up” that has underpinned China’s growth miracle since the 1980s.

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Today is #WorldTourismDay . In 2020, Peter Boone and Simon Johnson @baselinescene ) argued that the #COVID19  pandemic had fundamentally – and permanently – changed tourism, trade, and travel. #WorldTourismDay20212 #WTD2021021

@kaushikcbasu  advises the @WorldBank  to rethink, rather than abolish, its controversial annual country ranking.

A recent study by @Airfinity  shows that 241 million surplus #COVID19  vaccine doses could be wasted by the end of this year, notes @OfficeGSBrown .

Germany is now following Italy and France toward a messier multi-party fragmentation, writes @Princeton 's Harold James.

To avert an existential climate threat, we must establish a global governance system that is based on the nation-state but has the capacity to sanction harmful behavior, argues @OmarRazzaz .

How did it happen that freedom-seeking people around the world went from relying on America to fearing it? | Ivan Krastev and @leonardbenardo1 

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How to reduce emissions in traditionally hard-to-abate sectors? With green hydrogen, argues @JulesKortenhors  of @RockyMtnInst .

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It’s not an exaggeration to say that 2020 and the next few years will determine the fate not only of the United States and China, but also of the world, writes @georgesoros  #Davos  @wef  #wef20  | #PSonPoint  is a premium article

By imposing draconian new security laws on #HongKong , Chinese President#XiJinping  has in effect annulled the “one country, two systems” agreement that has served #China  and the city for over two decades, says Chris Patten. #OneCountryTwoSystems 

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@georgesoros  sees hope in popular rebellions like Hong Kong's, and in education that reinforces individual autonomy #Davos  @wef  #wef20  | #PSonPoint  is a premium article

The @UN  must not stand by idly while #China  breaches an international treaty and destroys what is left of #HongKong 's freedoms and autonomy, writes @YangheeLeeSKKU , a former UN special rapporteur.

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Aid workers in Ethiopia’s war-ravaged #Tigray  region are running out of emergency food, warned @USAID 's @SamanthaJPower  last week. In February, @meharitaddele  of @EuropeanUni  listed five reasons for wh @UN  the Security Council must urgently intervene.

Over the weekend, #China  revealed new details of its national security law for #HongKong , which allows the #CPC  to significantly tighten its control over the city. In May, Minxin Pei wrote about the “calamitous consequences” of the law.

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