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Money (and luxury sports car) can't buy you love. https://www.facebook.com/scmp/videos/1260035184148349/
Money (and luxury sports car) can't buy you love.

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An estimated 1.3 million landmines and explosives are believed to be buried deep in the mountains across the China-Vietnam border. https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2186874/honouring-wounded-pla-mine-sweeper-triggers-poignant-memories?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1550618164
An estimated 1.3 million landmines and explosives are believed to be buried deep in the mountains across the China-Vietnam border.

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2186874/honouring-wounded-pla-mine-sweeper-triggers-poignant-memories?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1550618164 - POPme!
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"Ease of doing business" doesn't always result in greater economic freedom. This graphic will show you why. https://multimedia.scmp.com/business/article/3000851/doing-biz/index.html
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The false report claimed that the trail was littered with so many abandoned bodies of unsuccessful climbers that they were regarded as "road signs". https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2186834/chinas-fake-news-problem-scales-new-heights-load-rubbish-about?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1550621839
The false report claimed that the trail was littered with so many abandoned bodies of unsuccessful climbers that they were regarded as
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Activists say her network killed thousands of elephants, and that this was "not punishment enough for the atrocities she committed". https://www.scmp.com/news/world/africa/article/2186825/tanzania-convicts-chinese-ivory-queen-trafficking-hundreds-tusks?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1550624356
Activists say her network killed thousands of elephants, and that this was
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"Copying robots" like that consist of a metal frame and pen, can write for eight hours a day, and "imitate all sorts of handwriting". https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2186780/chinese-schoolgirl-shamed-using-robot-write-homework-now?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1550624112
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“Most of them are skinny and have similar hairstyles and make-up with outfits exposing their bodies,” said the government guidelines. https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/2186748/they-seriously-look-identical-south-korea-limit-k-pop-stars?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1550618646
“Most of them are skinny and have similar hairstyles and make-up with outfits exposing their bodies,” said the government guidelines.

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It claims that 5G networks will power as many as 9 per cent of mobile data connections across North America by 2022, compared with 4 per cent in Asia. https://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/2186876/never-mind-huawei-us-already-winning-5g-race-cisco?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1550621828
It claims that 5G networks will power as many as 9 per cent of mobile data connections across North America by 2022, compared with 4 per cent in Asia.

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“The ‘strategic competitor’ assessment of China right now is not that exaggerated or overblown... There are facts on the ground”. https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2186867/us-china-watchers-debate-strategic-competitor-label-donald?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1550612068
“The ‘strategic competitor’ assessment of China right now is not that exaggerated or overblown... There are facts on the ground”.

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Lagerfeld had said he made sure Choupette would continue a lifestyle she’s accustomed to, with her own personal bodyguard and two maids. https://www.scmp.com/news/world/europe/article/2186865/how-karl-lagerfelds-cat-choupette-already-millionaire-could-become?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1550612493
Lagerfeld had said he made sure Choupette would continue a lifestyle she’s accustomed to, with her own personal bodyguard and two maids.

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China may reduce the US$20 billion price tag for the East Coast Rail Link. Mahathir said last month the project was only cut due to costs. https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2186864/malaysia-last-mile-talks-china-revive-scrapped-east-coast?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1550607496
China may reduce the US$20 billion price tag for the East Coast Rail Link. Mahathir said last month the project was only cut due to costs.

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In Pictures: Non-deadly pufferfish is China’s new delicacy. Pufferfish is fast becoming a coveted delicacy for Chinese diners after a ban on dishing up the normally poisonous fish was lifted. Wild pufferfish contains a deadly toxin that can be fatal when consumed and there is no known antidote. However, Chinese fisheries have managed to breed non-poisonous pufferfish. The Tianzheng Puffer restaurant chain, which used to export mainly to Japan and South Korea, now sells 50 per cent of their pufferfish domestically, supplying their restaurants in Beijing. Full Gallery: https://sc.mp/annt65 https://www.facebook.com/scmp/photos/a.10150201552699820/10156998214089820/?type=3
In Pictures: Non-deadly pufferfish is China’s new delicacy.

Pufferfish is fast becoming a coveted delicacy for Chinese diners after a ban on dishing up the normally poisonous fish was lifted. Wild pufferfish contains a deadly toxin that can be fatal when consumed and there is no known antidote. However, Chinese fisheries have managed to breed non-poisonous pufferfish. The Tianzheng Puffer restaurant chain, which used to export mainly to Japan and South Korea, now sells 50 per cent of their pufferfish domestically, supplying their restaurants in Beijing.

Full Gallery: https://sc.mp/annt65

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Karl Lagerfeld passed away at age 85. Famed of transforming Chanel and steering the fashion industry, Chinese fans revered the designer as “the Emperor”. https://www.facebook.com/scmp/videos/1655965768043694/
Karl Lagerfeld passed away at age 85. Famed of transforming Chanel and steering the fashion industry, Chinese fans revered the designer as “the Emperor”.

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The consulate reminds Chinese tourists that fighting in the US won’t be dismissed as private matter and can lead to domestic violence charges. https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2186788/chinese-tourist-arrested-us-fighting-public-accused-domestic?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1550591916
The consulate reminds Chinese tourists that fighting in the US won’t be dismissed as private matter and can lead to domestic violence charges.

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ZARA defended the ad featuring a freckle-faced Chinese model: “That’s what the model looks like.” https://www.inkstonenews.com/style/freckled-chinese-model-li-jingwen-caught-zara-controversy/article/3000861
ZARA defended the ad featuring a freckle-faced Chinese model: “That’s what the model looks like.”

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The haul represents the slaughter of dozens of families of elephants. At the time of Yang’s arrest, she was VP of the China-Africa Business Council. https://www.scmp.com/news/world/africa/article/2186825/tanzania-convicts-chinese-ivory-queen-trafficking-hundreds-tusks?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1550595075
The haul represents the slaughter of dozens of families of elephants. At the time of Yang’s arrest, she was VP of the China-Africa Business Council.

https://www.scmp.com/news/world/africa/article/2186825/tanzania-convicts-chinese-ivory-queen-trafficking-hundreds-tusks?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1550595075 - POPme!
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Beijing's dream of a sprawling hi-tech megalopolis has sparked fears of intercity rivalry and a loss of identity for Hong Kong. https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2186842/four-things-chinas-greater-bay-area-plan-failed-address-its?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1550583151
Beijing's dream of a sprawling hi-tech megalopolis has sparked fears of intercity rivalry and a loss of identity for Hong Kong.

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It includes a habanero sauce for spice — direct and fierce in a way the chef's parents told her no Chinese girl should be. https://www.goldthread2.com/identity/growing-chinese-american-expressed-3-course-meal/article/3000844?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1550550646
It includes a habanero sauce for spice — direct and fierce in a way the chef's parents told her no Chinese girl should be.

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The man, described as a "monster" by prosecutors, forced his wife to advertise her sexual services online “to ensure that she fulfilled a daily quota of customers”. https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2186839/monster-man-singapore-gets-25-year-jail-term-forcing-wife?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1550581402
The man, described as a