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Stubbing out Mao's smoky legacy
Starting next year, smoking in public will be illegal in China, meaning an end to 'ashtray diplomacy'.
Last updated: 09 Feb 2014 10:42 GMT
China to buy 60 Airbus planes from France
Agreement comes as French President Francois Hollande begins two-day visit to China in bid to bolster economic ties.
Last updated: 25 Apr 2013 20:45 GMT
China's first lady dresses to impress
Popular singer Peng Liyuan showcases China's emerging fashion industry, stealing the spotligtht from her husband.
Last updated: 28 Mar 2013 12:59 GMT
China's first lady emerges as style icon
Mainstream media and online community are abuzz with talk of 50-year-old singer’s locally made attire.
Last updated: 28 Mar 2013 08:15 GMT
Profiles: China's new leaders
A prominent reformer and a top female politician were excluded from seven-member politburo standing committee.
Last updated: 15 Nov 2012 06:12 GMT
Profile: Xi Jinping
New leader of China's Communist Party came from a privileged background but has carefully cultivated a common man image.
Last updated: 15 Nov 2012 04:07 GMT
Explainer: China's National Congress
The meeting will choose the next generation of leaders at the helm of the world's most populous nation.
Last updated: 08 Nov 2012 06:49 GMT
Barack and Mitt do the dragon dance
When it comes to how to deal with China, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are not exactly oceans apart.
Last updated: 20 Feb 2012 17:05 GMT
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3D printing and the future of disaster relief
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Protecting Mongolia's parent-less children
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