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Studies Show Wikipedia Shapes Scientific Literature, Business Environment

Researchers found in a 2017 study that edits to Wikipedia about scientific subjects influenced the content of scientific literature and what studies would be cited in papers based on their usage on the “online encyclopedia.” Last year, another study found edits about Spanish cities had a measurable impact on tourist activity and an earlier study found investor sentiment could also be influenced. In the case of scientific research, the results showed that the creation of one Wikipedia page influenced up to 250 scientific papers.

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China Squeezes Taiwan with Tourist Travel Ban Ahead of Election

Mainland China suspended its visa program for tourist visits to Taiwan on Thursday, ostensibly because relations across the Taiwan Strait have deteriorated. Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen denounced the move as an effort to apply economic pressure against the island ahead of its presidential election in January.

Mainland China suspended its visa program for tourist visits to Taiwan on Thursday, ostensibly because relations across the Taiwan Strait have deteriorated.

Iran Refusing to Stamp Tourist Passports to Evade Sanctions

Iran announced Thursday it would not stamp the passports of foreign tourists to help the Islamic Republic withstand the impact of U.S. President Donald Trump’s historically crippling sanctions, which have reportedly harmed the country’s tourism industry.

Iranian demonstrators burn a makeshift US flag during a rally in the capital Tehran, on May 10 2019. - Iranian foreign minister blamed the EU for the decline of Tehran's nuclear accord with world powers and insisted the bloc "should uphold" its obligations under the pact in which Iran agreed …