China's February exports grew at a record pace from a year earlier when COVID-19 battered the world's second-biggest economy, customs data showed on Sunday, while imports rose less sharply. Exports in dollar terms skyrocketed 154.9% in February compared with a year earlier, while imports gained 17.3%, the most since October 2018. In the January-February period, exports jumped 60.6% from a year earlier, when lockdowns to contain the pandemic paralysed the country's economic activity.
Stevie Smith’s poems suit a pandemic, even if they’re as soothing as sandpaperFifty years after the poet’s death, works that were never meant to console are newly resonant Stevie Smith pictured in 1969. Photograph: Jane Bown/The Observer
Alex Tuch scored twice and Marc-Andre Fleury earned his NHL-leading fourth shutout in his return from a rare night off to help the Vegas Golden Knights beat the San Jose Sharks 4-0 on Saturday. Mark Stone and Reilly Smith also scored. Tuch and Fleury did the rest of the damage as the Golden Knights swept the back-to-back in San Jose and extended their winning streak to six games.
Chilean and Argentinian wines with a sense of place. Compared to France, Spain and Italy we know relatively little about the different wine regions of South America, but it’s time we started to explore them properly
10 of Britain's best seaside hotelsWith domestic travel on the horizon again, here’s our pick of British hotels offering glorious beaches and stunning sea views The Cary Arms on Babbacombe beach, Torquay Photograph: PR
TV tonight: more post-Troubles darkness in BloodlandsThe suspenseful drama starring James Nesbitt continues. Plus: Attenborough’s Life in Colour. Here’s what to watch this evening Murder in mind … James Nesbitt and friends in Bloodlands. Photograph: Steffan Hill/BBC/HTM Televison
Biden's no LBJ but he must protect voting rights. What else is the presidency for?. Republicans want to go back to Jim Crow. Democrats want to protect Black and brown voters. The filibuster simply has to go
Trinity College reckons with slavery links as Ireland confronts collusion with empire. White supremacists spread a myth of the plight of ‘Irish slaves’. Now academics and authors are bringing the true history to light
'Set the standard': Cuomo allegations test Democrats' commitment to #MeToo. New York Democrats have called for the governor to resign over sexual harassment allegations, but no national figures have joined the chorus