There are signs of consumer hesitation among the Chinese - a trend which is evident in Japan. There, the Lunar New Year holiday attracted the usual invasion of Chinese tourists - but they weren't splashing out as much as last year.
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Thai authorities want to cap the number of tourists at Maya Bay to rescue its stressed marine ecosystem. The iconic cove from "The Beach" had to be sealed off to the public after almost all its coral was destroyed.
Native insects have few defenses against the invasive hornets, which can quickly eradicate an entire hive of honeybees. But experts in Japan say the "murder hornet" serves as an important part of the broader ecosystem.
The EU is running low on semiconductors — advanced chips used in smartphones, medical devices and more — exposing its vulnerability to the vicissitudes of the China-US trade war. The bloc plans to change that. Can it?
Names like Adidas and Burberry face a dilemma: either respect a boycott on cotton from China's Xinjiang region — reportedly produced using forced Uyghur labor — or lose access to the world's biggest consumer market.
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