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Virtual dining: How China could change the way we eat

Fancy meeting friends for dinner even though they are a thousand miles away? A restaurant chain in China has the answer.

Two branches of the hotpot chain in Beijing and Shanghai are fitted with the latest video conferencing technology.

The idea is that you can sit around the table enjoying a meal and chatting to friends on the other side of the table in another part of the world.

Rory Cellan-Jones went to try it out.