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We have started to collect the most important news related to China in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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China cautions on US missile plan

Monday, March 18th 2013, 10:22
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

China criticises a US plan to strengthen its missile defences in response to North Korea's growing military capabilities.
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China home prices rise in February

Monday, March 18th 2013, 5:14

New home prices rise in 66 of China's 70 major cities in February, underlining the challenge its new leaders face in controlling the sector.
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VIDEO: Calls to close China's 'hated gulags'

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 17:22

The BBC's Damian Grammaticas accompanies a former inmate back to the Chinese labour camp where she was sent without committing an offence or appearing in court.
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New China leader seeks renaissance

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 14:37

The new Chinese President, Xi Jinping, says he will fight for the "great renaissance of the Chinese nation", in his first speech as head of state.
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China approves new cabinet members

Saturday, March 16th 2013, 9:47

China's parliament approves a new cabinet, largely completing the transfer of power to a new generation under President Xi Jinping.
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China confirms Li Keqiang as premier

Friday, March 15th 2013, 9:58

China's leaders name Li Keqiang premier, placing him at the helm of the world's second-largest economy.
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Do Chinese leaders ever retire?

Friday, March 15th 2013, 5:04

What do Chinese leaders do when they retire?
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VIDEO: China confirms Li Keqiang as premier

Friday, March 15th 2013, 3:24

China's leaders have named Li Keqiang as premier, placing him at the helm of the world's second-largest economy.
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Xi Jinping named China president

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 4:42
related places: Beijing

The National People's Congress in Beijing confirms Xi Jinping as China's president, completing the nation's once-in-a-decade transition of power.
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What did Hu and Wen do for China?

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 0:00

What did Hu and Wen do for China?
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Obama upbraids China on hack attacks

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 13:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

President Barack Obama says the US is engaging in "tough talk" with China about hacking attacks, although he plays down talk of a cyber war.
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Profits rise at Zara-owner Inditex

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 10:56
related places: Zara

Profits at the world's largest fashion clothing retailer, Zara-owner Inditex, rose by 22% last year, helped by demand in Eastern Europe and China.
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Demise of China's unloved railways ministry

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 5:55

Glee - and nostalgia - as China disbands railways body
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China colliery blast kills 21 miners

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 5:49

A blast at a Chinese colliery kills 21 miners with four missing, state media say, as a search continues for 18 missing at another pit.
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BHP faces Olympic bribery probe

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 5:41

BHP Billiton says it is co-operating with a probe into possible violations of corruption laws during its sponsorship of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
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Burma confirms phosphorous use

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 7:02
related countries: Burma Burma
related places: An

An official parliamentary report finds Burmese police used smoke bombs containing phosphorous during a protest against a Chinese-backed copper mine.
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US official in China hacking call

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 4:00
related countries: United States United States

The Chinese government should acknowledge and investigate cyber crime from China, US National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon says.
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Why do China's leaders dye their hair?

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 0:41

Why do China's leaders dye their hair black?
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Weiwei to release heavy metal album

Monday, March 11th 2013, 23:42

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei announces plans to move into a new area of the arts, by releasing a debut album influenced by heavy metal music.
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Canadian body-parts accused in court

Monday, March 11th 2013, 19:01
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian former porn actor Luka Magnotta, who is accused of killing and dismembering a Chinese university student, appears in court.
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More dead pigs found in China river

Monday, March 11th 2013, 12:55
related places: Shanghai

Workers in China are continuing to fish dead pigs from a river near Shanghai, with more than 2,000 carcasses reportedly recovered so far.
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VIDEO: Dead pigs found floating in China river

Monday, March 11th 2013, 11:57
related places: Shanghai

Over 2,000 dead pigs were found floating in a river near the eastern city of Shanghai in China.
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VIDEO: Dead pigs dumped in Chinese river

Monday, March 11th 2013, 9:36
related places: Shanghai

An inquiry has been launched in China after more than 900 dead pigs were found floating in a river near the eastern city of Shanghai.
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Alibaba appoints new chief executive

Monday, March 11th 2013, 8:08

China's e-commerce giant, Alibaba Group, names Jonathan Lu Zhaoxi as its new chief executive.
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China inflation hits 10-month high

Monday, March 11th 2013, 5:55

China's inflation rate hits a 10-month high in February, as Lunar New Year festivities drive up food prices.
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China tackles 'wasteful' ministries

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 8:47

China dissolves its powerful railways ministry in a raft of measures aimed at boosting government efficiency and tackling corruption.
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Operation Empty Plate: China's food waste campaigner

Saturday, March 9th 2013, 3:17

The Chinese campaigner urging people to order less food
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China warns against Korea escalation

Friday, March 8th 2013, 12:25
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Pyongyang, Seoul

China urges both Koreas and their allies to remain calm, after Pyongyang said it had torn up all peace deals with Seoul and threatened nuclear strikes.
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Knife attack in Xinjiang kills four

Friday, March 8th 2013, 10:18
related places: Xinjiang

Four people are killed and eight injured in a knife attack in China's western Xinjiang province, officials say.
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VIDEO: Is football corruption over in China?

Friday, March 8th 2013, 6:43

Can China put football corruption behind it as the new season gets underway
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China export growth beats forecasts

Friday, March 8th 2013, 4:19

Chinese exports rose more than expected in February, adding to optimism over a recovery in the world's second-largest economy.
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Could electric cars reduce China's smog?

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 3:06

Will pollution anger bolster China's electric car industry?
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VIDEO: Chinese rage at stolen baby murder

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 22:22

The case of a baby killed after the car in which he was sleeping was stolen has sparked outrage in China.
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Chinese anger at stolen baby murder

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 6:44

The case of a baby who was killed in China's Jilin province after the car in which he was sleeping was stolen sparks online outrage.
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VIDEO: China urged to tackle corruption

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 23:35

The outgoing leader of China, Wen Jiabao, has warned the country's new leadership that it must urgently tackle the serious problems of pollution, corruption and slower economic growth.
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VIDEO: US seeks 'toughest' N Korea sanctions

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 21:45
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US has tabled a UN resolution - agreed with China - for sanctions that would target North Korea's diplomats and cash transfers.
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US seeks 'tough' N Korea sanctions

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 17:58
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US has tabled a UN resolution - agreed with China - for sanctions that would target North Korea's diplomats and cash transfers.
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China and US 'reach N Korea deal'

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 13:12
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US and China reach a tentative deal on a new sanctions resolution to punish North Korea for its nuclear test, UN diplomats say.
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Wen Jiabao opens China parliament

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 10:06
related places: Beijing

Premier Wen Jiabao issues pledges on growth, corruption and "well-being" as he opens China's annual parliament, the final stage of the leadership change.
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VIDEO: China village clash over land grab

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 2:59

Residents in a south China village clash with authorities and demand democratic polls amid claims local officials and businessmen are stealing their land.
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Beckham appointed to China role

Monday, March 4th 2013, 10:52

David Beckham becomes a global ambassador for Chinese football to help the image of the country's game.
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Welsh treasures go on show in China

Monday, March 4th 2013, 7:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An exhibition charting the history of Wales through its treasures and artworks goes on show in China, building on links between the two countries started in 2006.
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Allen wins World Open title again

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 15:34

Mark Allen beats Matthew Stevens 10-4 in the final of the Haikou World Open in China to win his second ranking event.
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China parades condemned killers

Friday, March 1st 2013, 14:40

Four men are paraded live on television before being executed in China for the murder of 13 Chinese fishermen on the Mekong river in 2011.
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China restaurant ban sign removed

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 12:45
related places: Beijing

A Beijing restaurant removes a sign banning customers from three Asian neighbours involved in maritime disputes with China - and dogs.
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US hackers 'attacked China websites'

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 12:04
related countries: United States United States

Hackers from the US have repeatedly launched attacks on Chinese military websites, including that of the Defence Ministry, officials say.
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Smog and haze engulf China's capital

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 7:56
related places: Beijing

Air quality in China's capital, Beijing, once again hits serious levels, with locals urged to stay indoors amid thick smog and a sandstorm.
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VIDEO: Australia finds largest meth haul

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 6:51
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian police say they have made their largest-ever seizure of the drug methamphetamine hidden in a shipment from southern China.
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Australia finds largest meth haul

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 4:41
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian police announce the country's largest-ever seizure of the drug methamphetamine, hidden in a shipment from China.
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Asian anger at China restaurant ban

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 16:15
related places: Beijing

A Beijing restaurant is refusing to serve customers from three Asian neighbours currently involved in maritime disputes with China, provoking an online outcry.
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China letter urges political reforms

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 5:45

Some of China's most prominent scholars, journalists and activists release an open letter urging leaders to implement political reforms, for the second time in three months.
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Four killed in China school crush

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 4:41
related places: Hubei

Four children have been killed in an early morning stampede at a school in Hubei province, Chinese media report.
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VIDEO: Billionaire to rebuild Titanic

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 3:54
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian billionaire has unveiled plans to build an almost-exact replica of the ill-fated Titanic.
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China launches new stealth frigate

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 17:15

China's navy takes delivery of the first of a new kind of stealth frigate, as tension continues with neighbouring countries over maritime borders.
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BBC shortwave blocked in China

Monday, February 25th 2013, 12:45

The BBC says its shortwave broadcasts in English of World Service radio are being jammed in China in an "extensive and co-ordinated" way.
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In pictures: China Lantern Festival

Sunday, February 24th 2013, 15:51

Lantern Festival marks end of Chinese New Year
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VIDEO: Tightrope walkers' death-defying stunts

Sunday, February 24th 2013, 4:17

Thousands of people have been celebrating the end of Chinese New Year by ushering in its annual lantern festival.
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China party sacks 'smiling official'

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 16:53

A Chinese official who sparked outrage after being shown grinning at the scene of a fatal crash is expelled by the ruling party, state media say.
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UK and China close to currency deal

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 16:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Bank of England is in negotiations with its Chinese counterpart on a currency-swap deal likely to boost trade between the UK and China in the yuan.
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China acknowledges 'cancer villages'

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 14:58

China's environment ministry appears to have acknowledged the existence of so-called "cancer villages", after years of public speculation about the impact of pollution in certain areas.
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China murder trial sparks debate

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 13:42

The trial of an elderly Chinese man accused of murder during the Cultural Revolution sparks online debate about the excesses of the period.
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US vows to fight trade-secrets theft

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 21:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The White House vows to fight foreign theft of US trade secrets, a day after a report linked China's military to prolific cyber-theft.
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Two Tibetan youths 'self-immolate'

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 17:46

Two Tibetan youths, aged 17 and 18, have burned themselves to death in protest in western China, reports from activists and Tibetan exiles say.
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Zambia seizes Chinese-owned mine

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 15:34
related countries: Zambia Zambia

The Zambian government takes over the running of a troubled Chinese-owned coal mine after revoking its licence because of safety lapses.
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China condemns US hacking report

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 7:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

China's military says a report linking it to prolific hacking of US targets is flawed, as the US says it has repeatedly raised concerns about cyber theft with Beijing.
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China military unit 'behind hacking'

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 19:57
related countries: United States United States

A Chinese military unit is likely one of the world's "most prolific cyber espionage groups", a US firm says, as the White House voices concern about cyber theft.
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VIDEO: BBC reporter detained amid China hacking

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 12:55
related countries: United States United States

A secretive branch of China's military is most likely one of the world's "most prolific cyber espionage groups", a US cyber security firm has said.
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VIDEO: 'No one in China knew about hacking'

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 11:11
related countries: United States United States

A computer security company based in the US says the Chinese military is behind a series of high-level cyber-hacking attacks.
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China bans footballers for fixing

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 5:55

China's football authorities ban 33 players and officials for life and strip Shanghai Shenhua of league title after investigation.
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Ai Weiwei play to premiere in London

Monday, February 18th 2013, 16:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The story of the arrest and detention of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is to be staged in London this spring.
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Chinese buy up Bordeaux's wines

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 23:26

How China's consumers are turning to Bordeaux
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Kidnap 'kingpin' sent back to China

Friday, February 15th 2013, 11:00
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

A Chinese national suspected of heading a kidnapping ring targeting Chinese citizens in Venezuela is brought back to China, officials say.
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Three charged in rhino horn ring

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 1:27
related countries: United States United States

Three people are arrested in the US and accused of a conspiring to smuggle endangered black rhinoceros horns to China, prosecutors say.
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China's delicate balancing act with North Korea

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 13:50
related countries: North Korea North Korea

What if China breaks ties with North Korea?
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Tibetan in Nepal self-immolation

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 11:49
related countries: Nepal Nepal

An ethnic Tibetan man sets himself on fire in Nepal in an apparent protest against Chinese rule in Tibetan areas.
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US approves CNOOC takeover of Nexen

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 1:48
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

The US approves the sale of Canadian oil firm Nexen to China's state-owned CNOOC, clearing the way for the deal to be completed.
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Coca-Cola warns of volatile outlook

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 16:44

Coca-Cola, the world's biggest soft-drinks maker, sees sales in Europe and China fall in the last quarter of 2012 and warns the year ahead will be unpredictable.
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The Italian fashion capital being led by the Chinese

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 0:25
related countries: Italy Italy

Chinese firms leading the way in Italy's clothing heartland
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VIDEO: Chinese hopes for Year of the Snake

Monday, February 11th 2013, 11:27

Many are hoping the Year of the Snake will bring a change of luck for the Chinese economy
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'Ping-pong diplomacy' player dies

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 14:52
related countries: United States United States

Chinese table-tennis player Zhuang Zedong, who had a pivotal role in the "ping-pong diplomacy" that led to a thaw in US-China ties in the 1970s, dies.
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In pictures: Lunar New Year celebrations

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 9:23

Images of celebrations as Chinese New Year begins
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VIDEO: Fireworks mark the Year of the Snake

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 7:42

Millions of people have celebrated to mark the Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year, the most important annual holiday in much of Asia.
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Millions welcome Year of the Snake

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 7:22

Tens of millions of people welcome the Lunar - or Chinese - New Year and the Year of the Snake, the most important annual holiday in large parts of Asia.
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Japan steps up threat on China ship

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 5:30
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan says it may release evidence to prove a Chinese naval frigate locked its fire-control radar onto a Japanese ship near disputed islands.
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Quirky gadgets to ease pain of Chinese New Year getaway

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 2:03

Wacky gadgets ease the pain of Chinese New Year getaway
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