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No age limit: 'Cool auntie' struts her stuff on the haute couture catwalk - China In Focus News
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No age limit: 'Cool auntie' struts her stuff on the haute couture catwalk

A Shanghai retired doctor, now 71, caught world attention when she modeled at 2024 Paris Fashion Week in March. But newfound fame hasn't gone to her head.
The night owls are out in Shanghai parks as city green spaces open 24/7 - China In Focus News
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The night owls are out in Shanghai parks as city green spaces open 24/7

Park gates are no longer closing to the public at night, but the "city of 1,000 gardens" faces new challenges in increasing use of urban oases.
Pristine landscapes at the core: Pursuing a new type of urban growth - China In Focus News
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Pristine landscapes at the core: Pursuing a new type of urban growth

Hemu Village in suburban Shanghai is a fine embodiment of China and the city's new model of economic development that puts rural pristine landscapes at the core in urbanization.
eSports takes 'grannies' on a fantastical adventure - China In Focus News
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eSports takes 'grannies' on a fantastical adventure

Two elderly Chinese women have discovered the excitement of eSports and were invited to compete at the DreamStar Tournament in Shanghai.
New-trend undertakers take funerals out of dark corners to celebrate life - China In Focus News
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New-trend undertakers take funerals out of dark corners to celebrate life

The rituals of death can be trying for the bereaved. Funeral homes run by young people are out to change perceptions and help survivors find meaning in loss.
You are active online. What happens to your virtual assets if you die? - China In Focus News
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You are active online. What happens to your virtual assets if you die?

Courts and legal experts in China and abroad are grappling with issues related to the right of users to bequeath online accounts in the event of their death.
Chinese newlyweds say 'I do' to no-frills marriages that save money and stress - China In Focus News
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Chinese newlyweds say 'I do' to no-frills marriages that save money and stress

Extravagant wedding festivities are becoming a tradition of the past as young couples embrace celebrations that emphasize practicality over pomp.
Watch your step! You may discover history, art and digital technology underfoot - China In Focus News
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Watch your step! You may discover history, art and digital technology underfoot

The streetscape is full of surprising footnotes; a mundane manhole cover can be a bookmark of history, a piece of whimsical artistry, or an environmental monitoring device.
Gone but not forgotten: Vintage collectors keep alive past eras in their homes - China In Focus News
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Gone but not forgotten: Vintage collectors keep alive past eras in their homes

History buffs scour antique stores and demolition neighborhoods to salvage furniture and other period paraphernalia to use in interior decorating.
As blue-collar incomes rise, a stigma still taints the 'lower' working class - China In Focus News
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As blue-collar incomes rise, a stigma still taints the 'lower' working class

White-collar jobs often mean prestige and higher salaries, but recent studies show the income gap with blue-collar work has narrowed. So why is there still a labor shortage?
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