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Change Brewing in China’s Political Hot Pot

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Change is brewing in the hot pot of China’s Internet Underground as students join the country’s single party hoping to serve up reform. Continue reading

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Head Hurts; Treat Foot

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Dr. Zhang Ji Hong placed three fingers on Sheena Rubino’s wrist and told the 25-year-old American graduate student that her spleen was weak. Continue reading

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Pint-sized Warriors Fight to Preserve Ancient Art

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An 8-year-old girl plunges a knife at a boy, who eludes the attack and manages to block it. Struggling, he pries the knife from her hands and slams it into the ground. She tries to run, but he grabs her from behind. They continue to tumble across the room as a crowd stares in awe. Continue reading

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Retired Rule China’s Parks

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At 6:30 a.m. in the center of Binhe Park in Baoding, China, about 25 retired women dance to Chinese music from the 1960’s and 1970’s with red, yellow and pink fans that flutter around like butterflies. Continue reading

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Kung Fu Artists Battle Smog & Heat

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In nearly 100 degree heat on a smoggy morning, student martial artists in silk gowns fought through their routines in front of a cheering audience. They leaped through the air swinging broad swords and long sticks. Continue reading

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