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In China, civil servant chic is the new look for tough times

In China, civil servant chic is the new look for tough times

Placeholder while loading article actions In the fall of Harry Wang’s final year at Tianjin University of Foreign Studies, the French major was set for a bright future in China’s private economy. He has received job offers from global companies, including pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca and TikTok owner ByteDance. But one afternoon last September, he rejected …

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Block's tough judge gets judged himself - and wins TIDA bathroom awards

Block’s tough judge gets judged himself – and wins TIDA bathroom awards

Jason Bonham, the tough judge of The Block NZ: Redemption, shows this year’s Blockies how to do it – the designer won two of four awards at the Trends International Design Awards 2022 (TIDA) Bathroom prices in New Zealand. Bonham won TIDA New Zealand Designer Bathroom of the Year as well as Designer Bathroom Suite …

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‘I borrow to live’: Pawnshops profit from golden age as UK faces tough times

A a sturdy chain and a slender cross, both in gold, are placed on the desk in a small plastic bag. Her owner is debating whether he should pawn or sell her grandmother’s necklace and mother’s pendant to raise £400 in cash to pay off debts and fund her daughter’s birthday celebrations. She has never …

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