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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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'Airport activist' home in China

Friday, February 12th 2010, 17:35
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Narita, Tokyo

An activist refused re-entry to China finally goes home after three months in a Japan airport, but vows to continue his work.
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Million dollar bears: China to rent pandas to Tokyo zoo

Friday, February 12th 2010, 14:55
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

The Japanese city of Tokyo agrees to rent two giant pandas from China, at a cost of $1m (£640,000).
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Chinese bank reserves increased

Friday, February 12th 2010, 12:19

China orders banks to increase their reserves for a second time this year in a bid to curb lending and cool the economy.
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China decries US-Dalai Lama plans

Friday, February 12th 2010, 6:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

China urges the US to reconsider its "wrong decision", as the White House confirms President Barack Obama will meet the Dalai Lama.
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China dissident's appeal rejected

Thursday, February 11th 2010, 15:34

Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's appeal against an 11-year prison sentence has been rejected, his lawyer says.
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Rio Tinto workers 'to face trial'

Wednesday, February 10th 2010, 16:42

China has indicted four Rio Tinto employees on charges of bribery and violating commercial secrets, reports say.
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China's export prowess confirmed

Wednesday, February 10th 2010, 7:20

A day after China was confirmed as the world's largest exporter, figures for January show continued export strength.
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HIV phobia

Wednesday, February 10th 2010, 1:42

Mystery 'paranoia' illness baffles doctors in China
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Australia-China mine deal mix-up

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 16:49
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The status of a coal deal between Australian mining firm Roadhouse and a Chinese energy firm is thrown into question
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Chinese quake activist sentenced

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 15:39

An activist who questioned why so many died in a huge quake in China in 2008 is jailed for five years for subversion.
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North Korean diplomacy heats up

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 8:05
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

North Korea tells China it is committed to a non-nuclear peninsula, say reports, as a top UN envoy heads to Pyongyang.
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China shuts down hacking website

Monday, February 8th 2010, 12:12

Three people are arrested as China's largest training website for hackers is shut down, state media reports.
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China searches for tainted milk

Monday, February 8th 2010, 10:20

China searches for 100 tonnes of melamine-tainted milk products thought to be from a batch which killed six children in 2008.
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More than 3,000 dinosaur footprints found in China

Saturday, February 6th 2010, 15:29

Scientists in China say they have discovered more than 3,000 dinosaur footprints, all facing in the same direction.
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Australia in huge China coal deal

Saturday, February 6th 2010, 10:18
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian firm signs a $60bn deal to supply coal to Chinese power stations from a mine to be built in Queensland.
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Iran says nuclear deal is 'close'

Saturday, February 6th 2010, 10:03
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States, Taiwan Taiwan

Iran's foreign minister says a deal to swap enriched uranium for nuclear fuel could be close, but the West reacts sceptically.
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Freed US man leaves North Korea

Saturday, February 6th 2010, 4:46
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea, United States United States
related places: Beijing

US activist Robert Park arrives in Beijing after being freed from detention in North Korea, reports from South Korea say.
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US-born pandas welcomed to China

Saturday, February 6th 2010, 1:46
related countries: United States United States

Two pandas born in the US have arrived in China for the start of a new life of bamboo, steamed bread and language lessons.
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China to put duties on US chicken

Friday, February 5th 2010, 11:27
related countries: United States United States

China is to enforce anti-dumping duties on US chicken imports, accusing poultry firms of exporting at unfairly low prices.
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China hits back at US over trade

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 17:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Beijing

China defends its policies after US President Barack Obama promised to take a tougher line with Beijing over trade.
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China warning over Iran sanctions

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 13:39
related countries: Iran Iran

China says talks of fresh sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme could derail diplomatic efforts.
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China silence on missing lawyer

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 12:13

One year since he went missing, China refuses to comment on the whereabouts of dissident lawyer Gao Zhisheng.
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How can US-China relations be repaired?

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 10:27
related countries: United States United States

Tensions between the US and China have grown after a spate of diplomatic rows. What next for the two nations?
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China critical of Uighur asylum

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 9:44
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, United States United States

China criticises a Swiss offer of asylum for two ethnic Uighur Chinese inmates at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay.
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Obama to pressure China on trade

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 7:09
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama says he will be much tougher with China to make sure it opens its market to trade with the United States.
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Swiss accept US Uighur detainees

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 17:30
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, United States United States

Switzerland will take two ethnic Uighur Chinese men held at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Swiss officials say.
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Obama firm on Dalai Lama meeting

Tuesday, February 2nd 2010, 19:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama intends to meet the Dalai Lama despite warnings from China not to, the White House says.
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Chinese aircraft

Tuesday, February 2nd 2010, 17:47

Boeing and Airbus will soon face new challenger
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'Used to the smell of urine' - the Chinese migrants living in a toilet

Tuesday, February 2nd 2010, 14:17
related places: Hangzhou

Ten Chinese migrant workers are living in a public toilet in the city of Hangzhou, according to local media.
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China police chief stands trial

Tuesday, February 2nd 2010, 8:10
related places: Chongqing

Former senior police chief Wen Qiang faces charges of corruption, rape and protecting gangs in Chongqing, China.
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Nine killed in China bus 'rampage'

Monday, February 1st 2010, 14:29

A man has been arrested on suspicion of killing nine people after he allegedly stabbed his boss, stole a bus then crashed it, Chinese media reported.
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China accuses US over Taiwan deal

Monday, February 1st 2010, 10:02
related countries: United States United States, Taiwan Taiwan

China's state media accuses the US of "arrogance" and "double standards" over its planned $6.4bn arms sale to Taiwan.
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China activist set to end protest

Monday, February 1st 2010, 4:34

A Chinese activist, Feng Zhenghu, agrees to end his protest stay at Narita airport after Chinese officials visit him.
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Houses collapse in Chinese quake

Sunday, January 31st 2010, 7:52

A moderate earthquake destroys at least 100 homes and kills one person in Sichuan, in south-western China.
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China 'intensifies' media curbs

Sunday, January 31st 2010, 6:00

China has recently intensified its efforts to control the media, says a report by the International Federation of Journalists.
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US defends weapons sale to Taiwan

Saturday, January 30th 2010, 19:23
related countries: United States United States, Taiwan Taiwan

The US defends a proposed $6.4bn weapons sale to Taiwan after China angrily announced a series of retaliatory moves.
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China hits back at US-Taiwan sale

Saturday, January 30th 2010, 15:46
related countries: United States United States, Taiwan Taiwan

China announces a series of moves in retaliation for a US proposal to sell $6.4bn of weapons to Taiwan.
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China hits back at US-Taiwan sale

Saturday, January 30th 2010, 15:46
related countries: United States United States, Taiwan Taiwan

China announces a series of moves in retaliation for a US proposal to sell $6.4bn of weapons to Taiwan.
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Kazakh protest over Chinese lease

Saturday, January 30th 2010, 12:39
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
related places: Almaty

Several hundred people gather in Almaty to protest against a proposal to lease farmland in Kazakhstan to China.
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Farmyard animal?

Friday, January 29th 2010, 15:37

The Chinese tigers bred in farms for their bones
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Returned China Uighurs 'vanished'

Friday, January 29th 2010, 14:54
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia, United States United States

The US expresses deep concern about the fate of 20 Uighur asylum seekers deported from Cambodia back to China.
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China to review laws on eviction

Friday, January 29th 2010, 12:26

China outlines major changes to laws on forced eviction for development, a key source of social unrest in the country.
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China joins Somalia piracy drive

Friday, January 29th 2010, 5:07
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United States United States

China agrees to expand its role in anti-piracy patrols, alongside the United States and EU, in the seas off Somalia.
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Vanishing act

Friday, January 29th 2010, 0:03

Family fear for China's missing dissident lawyer
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China says domestic demand 'key'

Thursday, January 28th 2010, 17:04

China's vice-premier, Li Keqiang, tells a forum at Davos that domestic demand is key for China's economic growth.
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US man 'detained' in North Korea

Thursday, January 28th 2010, 7:27
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

North Korea says it has detained a US citizen for illegally entering its territory across the border from China.
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Google 'sister' launches in China

Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 18:13

A search engine called "Goojje" has come online in China, in an apparent plea to Google not to end operations in the country.
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China renames mountain in honour of 3D film Avatar

Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 13:40

A mountain in central China is renamed Avatar Hallelujah Mountain as officials claim it inspired scenery in the sci-fi blockbuster.
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HK lawmakers quit for democracy

Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 10:29
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Beijing

Five pro-democracy legislators in Hong Kong have resigned their seats in a bid to pressure Beijing for full democracy.
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Dalai Lama envoys in China talks

Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 8:30

Talks resume between envoys for the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, and Chinese officials after a 15-month break.
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China market sought for cane toad

Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 7:08
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian company aims to sell poisonous cane toads to China for use in traditional medicine or even as food.
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Closeted lives

Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 1:09

Pressures faced by gay people to conform in China
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China has 'open mind' on climate

Monday, January 25th 2010, 13:12

China's lead climate change negotiator says he has an "open attitude" on whether global warming is man-made or natural.
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Milk scandal resurfaces in China

Monday, January 25th 2010, 9:21

Melamine-tainted products have been found on sale in China, more than a year after a huge milk safety scandal.
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China denies Google cyber attacks

Sunday, January 24th 2010, 22:48
related countries: United States United States

China denies any state involvement in alleged cyber attacks on Google and accuses the US of double standards.
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Singers fall foul of China's tough line on lip-synching

Saturday, January 23rd 2010, 15:40

Two Chinese pop singers fall foul of a lip-synching ban, facing fines of up to $12,000 (£7,400) for allegedly miming at a show.
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Changing fortunes

Saturday, January 23rd 2010, 12:02
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan

Madame Chiang's hotel symbolises China-Taiwan thaw
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Ex-Pentagon man jailed for spying

Friday, January 22nd 2010, 19:05

Former Pentagon official James Fondren is convicted of spying for China and is jailed for three years.
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Obama keeps up pressure on China

Friday, January 22nd 2010, 17:24

President Obama wants answers on alleged cyber-attacks originating in China on the search giant Google, officials say.
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Loyal following

Friday, January 22nd 2010, 14:16

Why Google's users in China like the search engine
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China rebuffs US internet demands

Friday, January 22nd 2010, 13:10
related countries: United States United States

China rejects Hillary Clinton's criticism of its internet controls, saying it could harm relations between the two countries.
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HK alarm as China jails dissident

Thursday, January 21st 2010, 18:27
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong human rights advocates react with alarm as a Chinese dissident arrested in the city is jailed on the mainland.
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US calls for China Google probe

Thursday, January 21st 2010, 16:26
related countries: United States United States

Hillary Clinton urges Beijing to investigate cyber attacks on Google which prompted it to threaten to leave China.
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China football match-fixing probe

Thursday, January 21st 2010, 13:47

Chinese police question three officials of the country's football officials in a corruption probe, state media say.
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China economy sees strong growth

Thursday, January 21st 2010, 13:14
related countries: United States United States

China's economy grew by 8.7% in 2009, setting it on course to become the world's second-largest, behind that of the US.
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Forbidden fin

Thursday, January 21st 2010, 11:42

Appetite for shark sticks in foodie's throat
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China plays down row with Google

Thursday, January 21st 2010, 10:06
related places: Beijing

China's says its dispute with Google over online censorship should not be linked to Beijing's relations with Washington.
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More relocations for Three Gorges

Thursday, January 21st 2010, 8:30

Another 300,000 people are to be moved from their homes because of China's huge Three Gorges dam, state media say.
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2D Avatar axed from China cinemas

Wednesday, January 20th 2010, 11:46

China pulls the 2D version of Avatar from cinemas amid claims the plot mirrors forced land evictions in the country.
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Google postpones Chinese mobiles

Tuesday, January 19th 2010, 11:46

Google says it has postponed the Chinese launch of two mobile phones following a dispute with the government over censorship.
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Google delays China mobile launch

Tuesday, January 19th 2010, 11:34

Google says it has postponed the Chinese launch of two mobile phones following a dispute with the government over censorship.
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China jails top judge for bribes

Tuesday, January 19th 2010, 9:26

A Chinese court sentences a former Supreme Court judge to life in prison for taking bribes, state media report.
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China allows texting in Xinjiang

Monday, January 18th 2010, 9:42
related places: Xinjiang

Text messaging service is allowed in China's Xinjiang region, six months after nearly 200 people were killed in riots.
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Yahoo criticised for China stance

Saturday, January 16th 2010, 16:52
related places: Beijing

Yahoo's partner in China calls the firm "reckless" for supporting Google in its row with Beijing over alleged cyber-attacks.
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China's children turn to golf in a bid to get ahead

Saturday, January 16th 2010, 11:53

The children of China's wealthy are getting lessons in elitist sports like golf to give them an edge in the highly-populated country, as Michelle Tsai reports.
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US to protest to China on Google

Saturday, January 16th 2010, 2:24
related countries: United States United States

The US says it will make a formal protest to China over alleged cyber-attacks on internet search giant Google.
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'Police cancel' China gay pageant

Friday, January 15th 2010, 15:17

Organisers of the first Mr Gay China pageant say police forced them to cancel the event, one hour before it was to open.
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Bodies from 2005 quake discovered

Friday, January 15th 2010, 11:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

Chinese road workers in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir dig up a van with 17 bodies which disappeared in the 2005 quake.
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Ex-soldier named Tibet governor

Friday, January 15th 2010, 8:22

China appoints a former soldier as the new governor of Tibet after the previous one resigned unexpectedly.
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Net censorship

Thursday, January 14th 2010, 19:34

The highs and lows of internet freedoms in China
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China responds to Google threat

Thursday, January 14th 2010, 10:34

China says foreign internet firms are welcome to do business "according to the law", in its first reaction to the Google row.
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China property prices accelerate

Thursday, January 14th 2010, 7:37

Chinese real estate prices rose at their fastest annual rate in 18 months in December, according to official figures.
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US worry at Chinese cyberattacks

Thursday, January 14th 2010, 4:53
related countries: United States United States

The US says it is "troubled" by attacks on e-mail accounts of Chinese human rights activists as Google warns it may pull out.
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Google 'may end China operations'

Wednesday, January 13th 2010, 18:15

Internet giant Google says it may end operations in China after hackers targeted Chinese human rights activists' e-mail accounts.
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Challenging China

Wednesday, January 13th 2010, 15:49

Google threat to withdraw seen as risky inside China
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Should Google pull out of China?

Wednesday, January 13th 2010, 11:53

China says that overseas internet firms are welcome to do business “according to the law”. Should Google pull out of China?
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Indian diamond 'smugglers' held

Wednesday, January 13th 2010, 5:45
related countries: India India

Chinese customs officials in the southern city of Shenzen detain 21 Indians and charge them with smuggling diamonds.
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China moves to curb economic boom

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 16:46

China's central bank has stepped in to curb lending in its economy, raising the amount of money banks must set aside as reserves.
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