The statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro is lit up with a message announcing a global mobilisation over climate change – the People’s Climate march, a demonstration to raise awareness about climate change, was held yesterday around the world, in advance of the United Nations Climate Summit tomorrow. Photo: Reuters/Pilar Olivares

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Alibaba founder Jack Ma gives a thumbs-up as he arrives to speak to investors at an initial public offering roadshow in Singapore. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

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Ilham Tohti.  The trial of the economics professor on charges of promoting separatism has sparked fears of human rights abuses in the far-western Chinese region of Xinjiang. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

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A protester carries a banner demanding universal suffrage during protests in Hong Kong earlier this week. Photograph:  Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images

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 Chinese President Xi Jinping:  reform plan. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

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