Ambitious and energetic, Shanghai more than merits the nickname Shang Kong. But the mainland city is co-opting more than just the colonial hub’s commercial savvy. Businessmen here are aping their Cantonese counterparts by keeping a bevy of on-demand girlfriends and paying their bills in exchange for their love and loyalty. Welcome to Shanghai’s newest neighborhood: Mistressville.
Spain’s constitutional crisis detonated by Catalan moves toward independence has fueled an interesting debate over the future of one of the world’s most successful and best loved soccer clubs, FC Barcelona—or Barça, as it is affectionately called by its global fan base.