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Africa Weekly

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Cover Story

Chinese connection

Few foreign leaders have been written about in Chinese textbooks, but millions of Chinese high school students know Nelson Mandela as "a modern hero".

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News Digest
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Comment

Media coverage blocks true view

A well-known African proverb that stresses the significance of collaboration and cooperation reads: "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."

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Business
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Life

Digital dialects

Computer codes are deciphering a lifeline for China's dying dialects.

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People

Visionary touch

If Bill Kong is not the most unassuming movie mogul in the world, he is certainly a strong candidate for such a title. He rarely wears a suit and tie, and often carries a backpack like a college student. It is only through the refractions of movie stars' awe-struck looks toward him that discerning outsiders may realize the exalted stature he enjoys in the Chinese-language film industry.

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Spotlight

New world opens for all investors

China will introduce a new, fairer and more efficient administrative model for foreign investment, according to the Commerce Ministry.

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Last Word

Why China should play its cards right

As China's consumer spending continues to grow, financial institutions must be given leeway to adjust credit card interest rates to remain competitive, says Ling Hai, MasterCard's division president for China.

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X - Ray

Subterranean homesick blues

Wang Xiuqing had been living in an underground utility compartment for some 10 years before his living conditions became a news story that started a chain reaction.

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Two Views

Leader, icon, friend and visionary

Of all the leaders I have met in the course of my life, none has made a deeper impression on me than Nelson Mandela. His courage, compassion, humility and wisdom were without parallel on the world stage, and he was an enduring source of inspiration. While he is rightly revered as a hero in the struggle for racial freedom, he also deserves recognition as a champion of economic freedom who set his country and continent on the path to growth.

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