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Artists paint stark portraits of Chinese corruption

SHENZHEN, China (Reuters Life!) - In a dingy studio flat in southern China, a half-naked painter dabs his brush gently over a portrait of Fu Yunsheng, a land official in northern China sentenced to death for embezzling millions. Full story

500 Chinese dogs rescued from slaughter

   Two charities rescued 500 dogs packed into a truck with no food or water that was heading to a slaughterhouse in northern China. ITV's Angus Walker reports.

The Last Word: World's Priciest Pooch

The Daily Mail reports that a coal baron in Northern China bought his new best friend for 10 million Chinese yuan, or $1.5 million. Making this Red Tibetan Mastiff the most expensive dog in the world! Full story

Special Report: Cables show U.S. sizing up China's next leader

What does the United States make of Xi Jinping, the man widely expected to take over from Hu Jintao late next year and lead China for the next five or 10 years? Full story

Siberian tiger kills bus driver as tourists watch

A rare Siberian tiger attacked and killed a tour bus driver in northern China while the man's horrified passengers watched, Chinese media reported. Full story

Chinese noodle dinner buried for 2,500 years

Noodles, cakes, porridge, and meat bones dating to around 2,500 years ago were recently unearthed at a Chinese cemetery, according to a paper that will appear in the Journal of Archaeological Science. Full story

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