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2020’s movers, shakers and influences (that weren’t Covid) | VIDEO

Kritsada Mueanhawong

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2020
The big events, the winners and the losers

2020 has been one of the most disruptive years in history, certainly for anyone that has lived since the great depression and the world wars. But although Covid-19 has been the big headline for the year, there has still been highlights and big news in all fields. Some of these big stories have emerged because of Covid-19, some would have happened anyway. Who, and what, were some of the movers and shakers of the year that was both shaken and stirred.

MUSIC
K-Pop’s BTS dominates world music

FILM
2020’s highest grossing movie was…

SPORT
Sport, but without the crowds

THAILAND
Protests break the final taboo

POLITICS
The legacy of Donald Trump

TECHNOLOGY
Space race becomes space business

MEDIA
From messenger to target

ECONOMY
The stage is set

TRAVEL
The path less travelled

LOOKING FORWARD

Putting 2020 to bed we now look to 2021. A lot of people will want to kiss the last year goodbye and hope that a new year will bring new hope and an end to the turmoil of the past 12 months.

But the start of the new year is just a calendar date and the truth is much of what happened in 2020 is just the entré for what is to follow. As far as the Covid-19 pandemic is concerned, whether you think it’s a real health scare or not, it will continue to define world events over the next 12 months.

Happy New Year.

 

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