Louise Watt

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Replica of razed Chinese palace created

Travel May 30, 2015

Replica of razed Chinese palace created

China already has its own copies of London's Tower Bridge and the Eiffel Tower. Now a life-sized model by a film studio of one of the country's own historical attractions — the Old Summer Palace — has ruffled the bosses of the original garden ...

Asia Pacific / Politics | FOCUS Nov 5, 2014

China purges Beijing of troubles for APEC

A thousand new facial-recognition cameras are watching for potential troublemakers. Kite-flying has become a jailable offense in some areas. Factories have been ordered to cut back or suspend production. And those are just part of China's efforts to clear Beijing of dangers, dissent and ...