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China's Xi preaches peace in key note address

China's Xi preaches peace in key note address

BOAO, China - Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Saturday that turmoil at home or abroad were not in the country's interests as its bitter past has shown, pledging that...

China’s tourists head for Japan, S Korea, Russia

China’s tourists head for Japan, S Korea, Russia

BEIJING — China’s masses of globetrotting tourists are changing their habits amid currency shifts, evolving fashions and upheavals in everything from politics to visa policies —...

Why financial centres need hinterlands

Why financial centres need hinterlands

As small city-states, Hong Kong and Singapore have always had to deal with the economic constraints associated with the lack of a natural hinterland. While both cities have...

Beijing cuts in on its ‘dancing grannies’

Beijing cuts in on its ‘dancing grannies’

BEIJING — The offenders usually emerge at dusk, occupying prime real estate in public plazas or parks as they sashay to treacly Chinese pop tunes with their synchronised dance...

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