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The southwestern Chinese city of Dali has invited comparisons to California — or at least to the California that exists in the popular Chinese imagination.
Video Game Empire
In just a few years, Embracer, based in a small Swedish town, has swallowed up studios and brands to become a major player in the gaming industry.
Swedish gaming personality David Bostrom browses the Embracer Games Archive, an effort by gaming giant Embracer to collect a copy of every video game ever made.
In June, Thailand became the only country in Asia to legalize marijuana, igniting a green rush that has seduced farmers, corporations and others. Thailand is barreling toward a future in which it could surge past Amsterdam and parts of the United States as a global destination for both cannabis cultivation and consumption.
Hollywood in the Baltics
Hollywood is discovering lesser-known parts of Europe, bringing its wealth and moviemaking skill — and at times controversy — with it.
Impacts on Global cuisine
California cuisine is having a moment across the Atlantic, where every month brings a new restaurant, chef or menu imported from Los Angeles or San Francisco.
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Times foreign correspondent Jaweed Kaleem, who is based in London, discusses the Global California multimedia series exploring the state’s connections beyond the nation’s borders.
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