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Now with power to long rule China, Xi beset by challenges

Now with power to long rule China, Xi beset by challenges

World
As China's leaders gather for their annual Yellow Sea retreat, the country's political waters are looking choppy. Chinese President and ruling Communist Party leader Xi Jinping is beset by economic, foreign policy and domestic political challenges just months after clearing his way to rule for as long as he wants as China's most dominant leader since Mao Zedong. Mounting criticism of the Xi administration's policies has exposed the risks he faces from amassing so much power: He's made himself a natural target for blame. "Having concentrated power, Xi is responsible for all policy setbacks and policy failures," said Joseph Cheng, a retired City University of Hong Kong professor and long-time observer of Chinese politics. Notably, Xi used to dominate state-run newspapers' front pages and t...
3 Healthy Veggie Sides You’ll Want to Eat All Spring Long

3 Healthy Veggie Sides You’ll Want to Eat All Spring Long

Health
Nothing says spring like plates piled high with brightly colored veggies, and these side dishes from the new cookbook Siriously Delicious ($ 27, amazon.com) are exactly that. And nope, that's not a typo in the book's title: The collection of 100 simple, satisfying recipes comes from blogger and Today show contributor Siri Daly. We love these three recipes especially, because they all star produce that's in season during the warmer months. Read on to learn how to make rainbow potato salad with crispy shallots, a manchego summer squash gratin, and zucchini "linguini" with pistachio and pea pesto.RELATED: These 6 Dinner Salads are Anything But BoringRainbow Potato Salad with Crispy ShallotsServes: 8Hands on time: 30 MinutesTotal time: 55 Minutes2 p...
A long overdue disruption in menstrual products

A long overdue disruption in menstrual products

Finance
THE disposable sanitary pad debuted in the late 19th century. It was such a taboo that a purchase involved dropping the exact sum in a box at the chemist’s counter. The pack was handed over, no words uttered. Menstrual products could not be advertised on American television until 1972. In 2015 an ad showing a runny egg yolk was questioned by New York’s subway for being too suggestive of period flow (which was the point).Squeamishness has hampered innovation. The applicator tampon, invented in 1931, was the last big novelty in menstrual devices to go into widespread use. Its cardboard applicator, a tube within a tube, allowed women to push a tampon inside without committing another no-no (touching their bodies).Get our daily newsletterUpgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor