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Everything you need to know about Shenzhen, Dongguan and Guangzhou.
Everything you need to know about Shenzhen, Dongguan and Guangzhou.

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Hong Kong None the Wiser after Mention by Beijing Leaders - We declare the weekend open with much hand-wringing and anguish over the possible precise meaning of this year’s Hong Kong-related ceremonial chanting at the ‘two meetings’ in Beijing. Last year, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s recitations did not include the catchphrases ‘Hong Kong people running/administering Hong Kong’ or ‘high degree of autonomy’, but this year they did. Or the other way round. Does this mean ... http://ow.ly/2VxXBE

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Breaking: 9 Injured in Knife Attack at Guangzhou Railway Station http://ow.ly/2VxXBF

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The Age Old “Tomato and Egg” Question Highlights Bizarre Film School Entrance Exam http://ow.ly/2VxhF3

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Popular Bookworm Cafe to Become Publisher of Contemporary Chinese Literature http://ow.ly/2VxhF2

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Chinese People Share Their Most Embarrassing Stories - There’s nothing quite as liberating as making a confession, and so when the Weibo account “Weibo Top Ranking Humor” asked netizens to contribute their most embarrassing experiences last October, people did so by the hundreds. They all eagerly posted their worst secrets, anonymously, to millions of people. Some of these stories are fantastic, so we translated a few of the most popular ones. Chinese people like toilet... http://ow.ly/2VvbsJ

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Who Says There’s No News in Xinjiang? - These first two months of 2015 have been quite eventful for the region of Xinjiang! While one Kazakh man stumbled upon a fortune just sitting on the ground another Uyghur man baked the world’s largest nut cake. Here I’ll quickly run down five of the most interesting news stories that came of out Xinjiang in February of 2015. I’ll also note that while there were other, more somber events that were reported outside of China, I’m goi... http://ow.ly/2Vv2YI

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Way Cool: Last Japanese Soldier Holdout in WWII was Amis - This is very cool — had to share it with you. From Wiki: Private Teruo Nakamura (中村 輝夫 Nakamura Teruo?, October 8, 1919 − June 15, 1979) was a Taiwan-born soldier of the Imperial Japanese Army from the indigenous Amis tribe, who fought for Japan in World War II and did not surrender until 1974. He is the last known Japanese hold-out to surrender after the end of hostilities in 1945. His name in his native Amis l... http://ow.ly/2VuDfv

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China’s Economy to Grow at the Slowest Rate in 24 Years - China’s economy is expected to grow at its slowest pace in 24 years. Premier Li Keqiang made the announcement at the National People’s Congress, which is underway now in Beijing. He said the growth target for 2015 will be “around” 7 percent, down from the “around” 7.5 percent target in 2014. Li missed that target by a hair, coming in at 7.4 percent. China is facing a number of economic challenges as it tries to r... http://ow.ly/2VuArd

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Beijing Dares Hong Kong Legislators to Reject Universal Suffrage Package http://ow.ly/2VuArc

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The Sinocism China Newsletter – March 5, 2015 - THE ESSENTIAL EIGHT * 1. China’s National People’s Congress annual session | Reuters China’s parliament, the National People’s Congress, opens its annual session on Thursday. Following are highlights from Premier Li Keqiang’s prepared speech to be delivered at the start of the meeting, as well as highlights from reports from the Ministry of Finance and the National Development and Reform Commission. Related: China lowers 2... http://ow.ly/2VulaO
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