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Sebastien Blanc

Sebastien Blanc

    Chinese Chengdu aspires to become next Silicon Valley
    Chinese Chengdu aspires to become next Silicon Valley
    This as the government encourages more investment outside the booming coastal regions.
    Stage set for Chinese political theatre
    Stage set for Chinese political theatre
    China is the world's second-biggest economy, a country of rapidly ascending skyscrapers and keen smartphone buyers, where online debate is ever...
    China's newcomer wine takes gold in blind tasting
    China's newcomer wine takes gold in blind tasting
    A remote region of northern China that began growing grapes for fine wine only a decade ago has beaten the centuries-old French wine-producing...
    45 saved in major Chinese mine rescue
    45 saved in major Chinese mine rescue
    Forty-five miners trapped underground after a rock blast in a Chinese coal mine were brought to the surface on Saturday in a rare successful...
    From sports cars to slums: China's huge wealth gap
    From sports cars to slums: China's huge wealth gap
    Li Fu is 29, owns five cars including a Ferrari and has a diamond-encrusted cell phone. Wang Qingzhan is 44, works as a cleaner and lives with his...
    East Timor votes to heal 'broken' nation
    East Timor votes to heal 'broken' nation
    Voters in East Timor cast their ballots on Monday in a presidential election they hope will pull them from a cycle of violence and political...
    At least 49 dead in Indonesia plane disaster
    At least 49 dead in Indonesia plane disaster
    A Boeing 737-400 passenger jet burst into flames when it landed at Yogyakarta in central Indonesia on Wednesday, killing at least 49 people and...
    Dutch railway in Indonesia may rise again after tsunami
    Dutch railway in Indonesia may rise again after tsunami
    A colonial-era railway that was once the lifeblood of Indonesia's Aceh could paradoxically be revived in the wake of the Indian Ocean tsunami,...
    Plan in place to save the world's rarest mammal
    Plan in place to save the world's rarest mammal
    The Javan rhinoceros is the rarest mammal in the world; just 50 of the one-horned beasts remain alive, almost all in a single Indonesian jungle....