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7 November 2016

Stories from 7 November 2016

To Some Iranians Watching the US Elections, Democracy Really Seems Like a House of Cards

The Bridge

For some Iranians the 2016 US presidential elections has been shadowed by a demagoguery they know only too well from their own political sphere's struggles for democracy.

Just a Game? The New Culture of Virtual Red Packets in China's WeChat

"For instance, for reporters in mainland China, they go to press conferences, the conference organisers will usually give out red packets… to the reporters."

South African President Zuma Fights for Political Career After Corruption Report

"If Zuma is still president after this ordeal, we're a spineless joke of a constitutional democracy,” said one Twitter user in South Africa.