Day: July 23, 2020

Politics this week

Politics this week

Jul 25th 2020After intense wrangling, the heads of government in the European Union agreed to a €750bn ($869bn) stimulus package. The negotiations were even more tricky than usual, though the outcome was hailed as a breakthrough. It is the first time the EU as a bloc will issue bonds on a huge scale to back…

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How Taiwan’s No longer going Digital Minister Hacked the Pandemic

How Taiwan’s No longer going Digital Minister Hacked the Pandemic

In early February, Taiwan had a mask supply problem. Howard Wu, a 35-year-old software engineer, watched as Covid-19-induced stress levels rose in his social media feeds. Friends and family were swamping LINE, Taiwan’s most popular messaging app, with up-to-the-minute reports saying which local convenience stores still had masks in stock—or were completely out. So Wu…

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