A key race — and the national gun debate in the US — has been shaken up by a Democratic Senate candidate with a striking ad. But it’s part of a bigger shift in the 2016 election. Shawn Donnan reports from Missouri.
Chinese president Xi Jinping was anointed as the “core” leader of the Communist party last week, paving the way for a return to strongman rule. So is China moving towards a more autocratic system? Gideon Rachman discusses the question with the FT’s Beijing correspondent Lucy Hornby, and James Kynge, former bureau chief in the capital.
Tech utopia or tech dystopia? Carlota Perez of the London School of Economics talks to John Thornhill about the radical changes she believes are needed if we are to harness the benefits of the current technological revolution
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