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A new order says Chinese cadres should stop smoking in public -- but they knew that already.
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State media on U.S. "dysfunction," Japan's "dangerous direction," and the "gradual rise" of Africa's middle class.
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Online whispers paint an eerie parallel between Japanese war criminals and dead Chinese strongman Mao Zedong.
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Beijing's elegant suggestion to spread mobile technology in the countryside.
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Communist discipline chief Wang Qishan may be taking the wrong lessons from the TV series 'House of Cards.'
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Netizens speculate on the downfall of feared former security czar Zhou Yongkang.
The Chinese government's crackdown on Bloomberg and the "paper of record" reaches a head.
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