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Beijing’s American acupuncturist

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The U.S. President may be in China but it is business as usual for Beijing’s American acupuncturist.
 Connecticut born Bryan McMahon is treating a Chinese patient in his traditional courtyard in the backstreets of Beijing.
  Bryan has spent years studying Chinese traditional medicine in both Beijing and Shanghai.
 He says that part of the reason he chose Chinese medicine over its western alternative was the way in which it is so deeply rooted within Chinese culture.
Bryan’s patient Sai Na  believes the American-Chinese approach to acupuncture offers a new and improved form of treatment.

A snowy message to Obama.

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A wintery climate change warning from Beijing’s Great Wall – and a snowy hike for those involved.

 

 

 

 

This chilly climate change message led Beijing Oxfam volunteers, organisers and journalists on a long hike along a deserted and slippery Great Wall and across fields before finally setting up for a photoshoot which would send an unexpectedly snowy climate message to U.S. President Barack Obama.

China gets creative with Obamania

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Obama marketing Hits China

 Obama mania takes hold of Beijing ahead of the U.S. President’s first state visit to China from November 15 to November 18.

Chinese artist Liu Bolin, a boutique clothes designer and even a hairdresser are all taking Barack Obama as their muse in bizarre and unique ways.

Tradition and tea

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An evening’s entertainment in traditional Chinese style.

Sichuan face-changing dances and teacup musicians keep the ancient Chinese arts alive in the famous Lao She Teahouse at the centre of Beijing.

Reuters reporter catches a ride with F1 champ Button

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Beijing based Reuters Sports Reporter Nick Mulvenney gets the ride of a lifetime in the passenger seat of F1 Champion Jenson Button’s race car, for a whirlwind tour inside Beijing’s iconic Bird’s Nest stadium. 

Video credit: Kitty Bu and Wang Shubing

Beijing’s graffiti: art or mayhem?

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Beijing’s young graffiti artists use derelict buildings as the canvas to share their take on the world.

 

Armed with spray paint, the graffiti team known as “Beijing Penzi” enthusiastically sets to work, giving a derelict building a new lease on life.

China’s changing palette

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Pampered grapes and expensive price tags in China’s growing wine market.

The specially imported grapes at Bodega-Langes winery in Heibei province enjoy a constant concert of classical music from the vineyard right through to the cellars.

Just in case they suffer culture shock.    

China’s increasingly affluent society is testing its palette on grape wines, both premium and budget, and the potential market of 1.3 billion customers has enticed both foreign and local investors.

China mimic – birdsong in Beijing

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Bird’s singing, horses galloping, trains trundling along and even planes taking off are no challenge for Chinese professional mimic Cheng Jiaqiang.

He can imitate more than 100 noises, a skill he learned from his father, who in turn, learned it from his father.

from Left field:

Hit with Maria? A perk of the job for China’s leaders

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Maria Sharapova of Russia speaks at news conference in Beijing.

As mayor of Beijing for most of the period running up to the 2008 Olympics and now Vice Premier of China with responsibility for financial and economic affairs, Wang Qishan has been a very busy man over the last few years.

 

He has, however, made time to indulge his passion for tennis and been highly influential in the growth of the China Open tournament, now one of the top events in women’s tennis with ambitions of becoming an Asian major.

from Summit Notebook:

China’s evolving role from producer to consumer

Hardly a day goes by now without some Chinese firm striking a deal to buy assets overseas, but the country's best prospects for growth may be right in its own backyard. Vivi Lin in Beijing reports on how the world's workshop is fast becoming one of the world's top consumers.

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