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Friday linkage: Asian edition

By

Sam Roggeveen

@SamRoggeveen

18 April 2008 16:15

  • Japanese PM Fukuda announces he will cut short his upcoming overseas trip, leaving Russia on his itinerary but cancelling Germany, Britain and France. I await a confected political controversy, with the opposition demanding Fukuda visit Berlin, London and ParisĀ immediately, if not sooner.
  • Bad news for American declinists: The IMF has measured world GDP in a different way, cutting China's share by a third.
  • Beijing's 'Bird's nest' Olympic stadium is finished. Photos here.
  • Did you know Afghanistan has a Sikh community? You do now.