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29 November 2014 Last updated at 02:10 ET

Taiwan holds biggest local electionsA woman casts her ballot at a voting station during local elections in Taipei. Photo: 29 November 2014

Taiwan is holding its biggest local elections, widely seen as a referendum on the China policy of the governing party.


A man smokes a cigarette at a park in Beijing on May 11, 2010Chinese smokers face cigarette ban

Smokers in China's capital are to be banned from lighting up in all indoor public spaces under plans being introduced by the Beijing government.

Media round-ups

Jon Donnison Article written by Jon Donnison Jon Donnison Sydney correspondent

G20 summit: Koalas and 'shirtfronting'

The BBC's Jon Donnison says that despite economic and environmental pledges, this year's G20 summit will be remembered best for the koalas.

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Soutik Biswas Article written by Soutik Biswas Soutik Biswas Delhi correspondent

Why so many Indians flock to gurus

As long as belief in magic and miracle survives and times remain uncertain, India's gurus are assured a place in the sun, writes Soutik Biswas.

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Carrie Gracie Article written by Carrie Gracie Carrie Gracie BBC China editor

World Internet Conference: Has China overcome paranoia?

Will hosting the World Internet Conference finally allow China to overcome its paranoia over the internet? The BBC's Carrie Gracie travels to Wuzhen to find out.

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Special Reports

A woman riding a scooter waits for a traffic signal along a street in Mumbai February 5, 2014.Special report: India Direct

Beyond the headlines and exploring the people, economy and culture of India.

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