Tag Archives: Spain

Shutting the gate | China says Hong Kong’s protesters have the mainland in their sights

Shutting the gate | China says Hong Kong’s protesters have the mainland in their sights

In the neighbouring province of Guangdong, many people have surprisingly little sympathy for them “I CAN SYMPATHISE with the protesters in Hong Kong,” says a young saleswoman from Guangdong province, which borders on the territory. “The rule of law, greater democracy—these are good things to be demanding,” she adds, attributing her views to an “open mind” and …

Charlemagne | Europe’s long vacation flight home

Charlemagne | Europe’s long vacation flight home

Seen from an airliner, Europe’s problems look smaller EVEN IN EUROPE, a continent of welfare states famed for their gloriously long holidays, the summer must eventually end. This week, as they trickle back from Mediterranean beaches and Alpine campgrounds, Europeans are preparing for a fateful autumn. The risk of a recession looms. Eurosceptic populists are likely …

Schumpeter | Vodafone’s search for the G-spot

Schumpeter | Vodafone’s search for the G-spot

No wonder telecoms firms view 5G with trepidation THE GLOBAL telecoms boom that reached its zenith almost two decades ago was made for satire. It united two of the most intoxicating technologies of all time, the mobile phone and the internet. It generated the biggest wave of value-destroying takeovers the world had ever seen. Its apex, …