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On Chinese “Spy Trains”

The trade war with China has reached a new industry: subway cars. Congress is considering legislation that would prevent the world's largest train maker, the Chinese-owned CRRC Corporation, from competing on new contracts in the United States. Part of the re…
bubmag
September 26, 2019
Free Internet

The Writer of the Future

In 1996, I was working in my off hours as a secretary for the poet Joseph Brodsky when he died of a heart attack at the age of fifty-five, leaving me as his literary executor. The great rush to read previously forbidden books was still strong in his native Ru…
bubmag
September 13, 2019
Free Internet

The last places on Earth with no internet

I just came back from a week offline. I was in Indonesia, on a two-masted pinisi, sailing east. The ship had no Wi-Fi at all. None of the places we docked to meet friendly locals, to snorkel, to see Komodo dragons were connected. When we were close to the coa…
bubmag
September 9, 2019
Free Internet

The last places on Earth with no internet

Its increasingly political actions and economic challenges, rather than technology, that keeps a place offline - Andrew Robertson (Andrew Robertson (Photographer) - I just came back from a week offline. I was in Indonesia, on a two-masted pinisi, sail…
bubmag
September 9, 2019