The herd's wandering ways have sparked an unusual operation aimed at steering them home across steep, winding and often populated terrain.
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As the ruling body celebrates its 100th birthday on July 1, current members describe an increasingly cult-like atmosphere under leader Xi Jinping.
A sleepy coastal county that for generations followed the rhythms of wheat and rice cultivation today concerns itself with global preferences on sensual wear.
There's a reason why the escalating crackdown is largely drawing shrugs from Chinese consumers: it is widely seen as necessary.