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Insight: China's 2020 consumer is in a town you've never heard of

ZHENGZHOU/CHONGQING, China (Reuters) - Wearing a floral brocade cardigan and toting a Huawei smartphone, Guo Qian, 22, gushes over her latest purchases on Taobao, China's largest e-commerce platform. As an administrative worker, Guo makes only 3,000 yuan a month and spends most of it. Full story

China says bird flu death toll rises to 13

BEIJING (Reuters) - Two people in the central Chinese province of Henan have been infected by a new strain of avian influenza, the first cases found in the region, while the death toll has risen to 13 from a total of 60 infections after two more deaths in Shanghai. Full story

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Water gushes through the Xiaolangdi Dam as flood is discharged on the Yellow River in Luoyang, Henan province
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Water gushes through the Xiaolangdi Dam as flood is discharged on the Yellow River in Luoyang, Henan province, July 23, 2013. REUTERS/Carlf Zhang (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

Visitors watch water gushing from the section of the Xiaolangdi Reservoir on the Yellow River, during a sand-washing operation in Jiyuan
Visitors watch water gushing from the section of the Xiaolangdi Reservoir on the Yellow River, during a sand-washing operation in Jiyuan

Visitors watch water gushing from the section of the Xiaolangdi Reservoir on the Yellow River, during a sand-washing operation in Jiyuan, Henan province July 6, 2013. Picture taken July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR ED

Visitors watch water gushing from the section of the Xiaolangdi Reservoir on the Yellow River, during a sand-washing operation in Jiyuan
Visitors watch water gushing from the section of the Xiaolangdi Reservoir on the Yellow River, during a sand-washing operation in Jiyuan

Visitors watch water gushing from the section of the Xiaolangdi Reservoir on the Yellow River, during a sand-washing operation in Jiyuan, Henan province, July 7, 2013. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TRAVEL TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

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