A third of global luxury goods are sold in China – mostly to young people. The Internet wields enormous sway there. Constantly posting and launching the latest trends, fashion influencers reach hundreds of thousands of followers.
The head of Germany's conservative CDU party wants to hold a debate on whether opinions expressed online ahead of elections should face regulation. The idea has sparked an outcry, with critics warning of censorship.
The number of arrivals from China to the US fell last year for the first time in 15 years. The Chinese are the world's highest-spending foreign visitors and their tourism dollar is sorely missed.
The Russian Duma has given its final approval to a bill creating a domestic internet. Lawmakers say it aims to protect Russia from cyber threats — but the law has sparked protest: Critics worry it will allow censorship.
India's political parties have been told to eliminate hate speech and misinformation from their social media accounts. However, experts warn that enforcing an ethics code will be difficult. Murali Krishnan reports.
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