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Dignity and discord

16 APRIL 2021
matthew d’ancona
  • China’s economy grew by a record 18.3 per cent over the past year, reflecting its sharp recovery from a Covid-induced shock.
  • Joe Biden responded to Russian cyber attacks with new sanctions on 32 entities and officials.
  • The chair of the UK’s Advisory Committee on Business Appointments told MPs that the problems highlighted by the Greensill scandal needed “immediate address”.

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