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Lock up your ping-pong balls, Beijing to pick a new leader

Preparations are underway for China’s upcoming National Congress. Freelance journalist Kway Teow reports from Beijing on the tight security and media silence surrounding the leadership changeover.

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Australians ambivalent about the ‘rise of China’

In Beijing, the “rise of China” is something you can feel in your throat, writes freelancer David Ritter from Beijing.

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LA Times | ART & DESIGN|

China loves the allen key

The Ikea store in Beijing is bustling. But not with customer’s buying cheap Swedish furniture, but with families enjoying a nap on Ikea mattresses, eating Swedish meatballs and taking their graduation photos.

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Daily Reckoning | ENVIRONMENT|

Population boom bursts water demands

China and India are two growing super powers, who currently use less than the global average for water. However, as their population boom, so will their need for fresh water. Hence their working relationship regarding the health of the Himalayan glaciers.

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State of the Planet: Going green Beijing?

How friendly are the Olympics, really?

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Crikey says

The last word on the Peter Costello saga. Well more. A video is worth at least a thousand words:

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The track is still Australia’s field of dreams

With just 12 Olympic champions ever in althletics, the track will pose Australia’s sternest Olympic test, writes Charles Happell.

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State of the Planet

Beijing’s population surges past 17 million … Using ‘Shrooms to Grow Biodiesel … Brides go from white to green in pro-environment nuptials.

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