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2 March 2015
Hard pressed

House of Cards’s dramatised depiction of the Russian president makes for excellent television but beyond the fiction the truth remains that these are tough times for censorship worldwide says Monocle’s Aisha Speirs.

This weekend, I – like many – was glued to my screen to watch the latest developments coming from within the walls of the White House. Who does the president think the likely GOP candidate is going to be for the 2016 ele…

Aisha Speirs

Hong Kong

Medical tourists flock to Asia by the millions, brain-controlled gadgetry gets closer to reality, and the Cricket World Cup beckons big advertisers – in the latest Nikkei Asian Review

THE MAGAZINE

Japan-o-rama: can cute and kooky kick-start team Nippon again? Does Japan want to be taken seriously or will it become the Italy of Asia (a bit too slow for real global success)? A Monocle Special Report

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