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Not cheap or cheerful: south China's new paradigm

When millions of workers didn't return to their southern China factory jobs after Lunar New Year holidays, a turning point was reached for foreign manufacturers scraping by with slim profit margins.Full story

Magic fish trick sparks outrage in China

  Amid cries of animal abuse and cruelty, Chinese state TV has cancelled a magician’s encore performance of lucky Lunar New Year goldfish swimming in perfect synchronization. TODAY’s Ann Curry has more details.

Lunar New Year highlights China labor issues

Among the millions crowding China's railways stations and airports in the annual Lunar New Year trek home are many workers who won't be coming back to their jobs in the workshop of the world. Full story

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Thousands of passengers carrying their belongings walk out of a railway station as they return to work after the Lunar New Year holidays in Wuhan, central China
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Thousands of passengers carrying their belongings walk out of a railway station as they return to work after the Lunar New Year holidays in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province on Feb. 9. The Lunar New Year holiday is the most important annual celebration in China, when the nation largely shuts dow

TOPSHOTSThis photo taken on February 9,
TOPSHOTSThis photo taken on February 9,

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A child dressed in a traditional Chinese costume stands in front of lanterns at a temple fair to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Beijing

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