2023-03-09-Economist Graphs

1. The world this week

1.1 Politics

1.2 Business

1.3 KAL’s cartoon

1.4 This week’s covers

2. Leaders

2.1 Britain has endured a decade of early deaths. Why?

2.2 How to avoid war over Taiwan

2.3 A stubbornly strong economy complicates the fight against inflation

2.4 Strikes at home and war in Ukraine test the French president

2.5 American universities are pursuing fairness the wrong way

3. Letters

3.1 Letters to the editor

4. By Invitation

4.1 Britain’s most recent defence attaché in Moscow on the failings of Valery Gerasimov

5. Briefing

5.1 America and China are preparing for a war over Taiwan

6. Europe

6.1 Ukraine is building up its forces for an offensive

6.2 France is in a stand-off against Emmanuel Macron’s pension reform

6.3 Turkey’s opposition has picked its man

6.4 Ukraine’s most committed backer wins a huge election victory in Estonia

6.5 Russia’s population nightmare is going to get even worse

6.6 Germany is letting a domestic squabble pollute Europe’s green ambitions

7. Britain

7.1 Why did 250,000 Britons die sooner than expected?

7.2 Can an AI be an inventor?

7.3 Britain’s new plan to “stop the boats”

7.4 Sales of romance novels are rising in Britain

7.5 Thatcher, Sunak and the politics of the supermarket

8. United States

8.1 What if Joe Biden decided against running for re-election?

8.3 Cannabis and anaesthesia do not mix

8.4 America’s schools are heading for a crunch

8.5 Three Republican states pull out of voter-fraud prevention scheme

8.6 Quite a few young Americans plan to end their days as compost

8.7 America’s government has not been “weaponised”

9. Middle East & Africa

9.1 As they cut back on hiring, Arab bureaucracies are spending more to get less

9.2 Fiddling with Egypt’s clocks

9.3 The growth of Africa’s towns and small cities is transforming the continent

10. The Americas

10.1 Argentina is wasting the vast opportunities China offers it

11. Asia

11.1 How Donald Trump damaged America’s interests in Asia

11.2 Are Thailand’s gay TV dramas the next K-pop?

11.3 South Korea has a plan to end its forced-labour feud with Japan

11.4 The rift in Singapore’s first family turns even nastier

12. China

12.1 Tough language from Xi Jinping belies his anxiety

12.2 Interpreting China’s unambitious growth target

12.3 Many of China’s top politicians were educated in the West

12.4 What party control means in China

13. International

13.1 Emmanuel Macron’s vision of a more muscular Europe is coming true

14. Special report

14.1 Taiwan is a vital island that is under serious threat

14.2 How Taiwan is shaped by its history and identity

14.3 It is time to divert Taiwan’s trade and investment from China

14.4 Taiwan’s dominance of the chip industry makes it more important

14.5 The battle with China is psychological as much as physical

14.6 Taiwan needs a new defence strategy to deal with China

14.7 Taiwanese politics faces a crucial election in early 2024

14.8 Taiwan desperately needs support from the world

14.9 Sources and acknowledgments

15. Business

15.1 How China Inc is tackling the TikTok problem

15.2 Don’t fear an AI-induced jobs apocalypse just yet

15.3 After years in decline, is the gender pay gap opening up?

15.4 The small consolations of office irritations

15.5 How to stop the commoditisation of container shipping

16. Finance & economics

16.1 Can the West’s perplexing employment miracle continue?

16.2 How to measure China’s true economic growth

16.3 China’s Communist Party takes aim at hedonistic bankers

16.4 New York’s stockmarkets are thrashing Hong Kong and London

16.5 Lessons from finance’s experience with artificial intelligence

16.6 Why commodities shine in a time of stagflation

16.7 Emerging-market central-bank experiments risk reigniting inflation

17. Science & technology

17.1 A cartography of human histology is in the making

17.2 The ocean is as important to the climate as the atmosphere

17.3 Studying broken chromosomes can illuminate neuroscience

17.4 Newfangled coins and mercenaries may have brought about democracy

18. Culture

18.1 Two brave books tell the story of lockdown in Wuhan

18.2 Peter Frankopan looks at the past differently in “The Earth Transformed”

18.3 It’s war at this year’s Oscars

18.4 Singapore’s unique dining style comes to Manhattan

18.5 Sumner Redstone and the battle for Paramount

18.6 In “Birnam Wood”, Eleanor Catton returns with a thriller

19. Economic & financial indicators

19.1 Economic data, commodities and markets

20. Graphic detail

20.1 Retail investors are losing billions buying stock options

21. The Economist explains

21.1 Why a new UN treaty to safeguard the “high seas” matters

21.2 Who blew up the Nord Stream pipelines?

22. Obituary

22.1 Justin Schmidt made a lifetime study of insects that attack us