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The dragon awakens: China, how did it happen?

China's growth over the past few years has been nothing short of miraculous, and it is predicted that the economy will overtake America's within a generation. But how did it all happen? And what are the implications for the rest of the world?

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Olympics 2008: China prepares to welcome the world

For China, a successful staging of the Olympics is a question of good grace, manners and proper etiquette. All round the country, young men and women are being trained to put China's best face forward when 500,000 foreigners and two million visitors from within China arrive for the 29th Olympiad, which begins in the city of Beijing on 8 August.

Use your noodle: Chinese takeways with Hix

It’s easy to pick up the phone and order a Chinese takeaway. But you’d be surprised how simple it is to cook your own soups, hot pots and more, says Mark Hix. Photographs by Jason Lowe

My Secret Life: Sa Dingding, Singer & musician, 25

As a child I lived with my grandmother, leading the life of a nomad. In springtime we stayed in a tent in the inner-Mongolian grasslands and in the winter we moved to a house in a city called Xilinhot, about 650km north of Beijing.

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