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Africa Weekly

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Made at home

Ethiopia trying to become manufacturing center in Africa on the back of Chinese investment.

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News Digest

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Xi calls for early signing of trade deal

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Comment
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Business
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Life

Standing up for laughs

Mia Li was stark naked the first time she tried her hand at stand-up comedy. The bar remained silent after she told her first joke. Soap has a tendency to do that.

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People

In art, towering Mandela lives on

For almost a year Li Bin, a painter from Shanghai, has buried himself in piles of books and DVDs about the life of Nelson Mandela.

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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

Long, hard look at China's soft power

China needs to understand more about its own identity and values in order to develop effective soft power abroad, says Michael Barr, lecturer in international politics at Newcastle University, England.

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X - Ray

Thank you for talking to me, dear device

A band of friends is celebrating a reunion with a grand luncheon. The food is piled high on the lazy Susan and the room is properly heated.

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Envoy's Eye

Abe's policies will backfire, says diplomat

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's nationalistic policies will "not go far", as his country's economic interests are intertwined with the world's, especially in Asia, a veteran diplomat says.

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