China’s crackdown on education sparks crisis for parents
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China’s crackdown on education sparks crisis for parents

Chinese Politics and Policy Updates Sign up to myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about Chinese politics and policy news. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s crackdown on the country’s $100 billion a year tutoring industry has sparked a crisis for parents who planned to send their children to college programs during the holiday…

Chinese central bankers add warmth to technology crackdown
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Chinese central bankers add warmth to technology crackdown

Chinese Politics and Policy Updates Sign up to myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about Chinese politics and policy news. China’s central bank has pushed for further “rectification” of the country’s fintech sector, increasing pressure on tech groups targeted by intensified regulatory oversight. Beijing’s latest warning, which did not name any companies,…

Lawmakers aim to destroy #MeToo-esque gag clauses that silence workplace abuse
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Lawmakers aim to destroy #MeToo-esque gag clauses that silence workplace abuse

Updates on diversity and equality in the workplace Sign up to myFT Daily Digest to be the first to hear about diversity and equality in the workplace. Lawmakers in Ireland and California are trying to prevent victims of workplace abuse from being silenced by controversial contract clauses revealed by the #MeToo movement, in a move…

Japan’s Sompo wants to roll out nursing services worldwide in aging societies
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Japan’s Sompo wants to roll out nursing services worldwide in aging societies

Japanese business and financial updates Sign up to myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about Japanese business and financial news. The head of one of Japan’s largest and most conservative insurance groups plans to roll out nursing and preventive health care in aging societies around the world in a bid to become…

Turkey’s maritime crisis: ‘the death knell for the Sea of ​​Marmara’
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Turkey’s maritime crisis: ‘the death knell for the Sea of ​​Marmara’

For a decade, marine biologist Nur Eda Topcu has been campaigning for the conservation of delicate corals off the coast of Istanbul, which environmentalists say are threatened by the dumping of industrial waste, fuel and sewage. Now she fears a new threat could hasten the end of the coral reefs of the Sea of ​​Marmara….