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Sampling Beijing’s imperial duck

When the Qing dynasty fell in 1911, former palace chefs set up restaurants around Beijing and brought the dish to the public.
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Exploring Beijing's hutongs

Narrow lanes and alleys, called hutongs, contain much of Beijing's vibrant street life. Hutongs thread through the backstreets and form open areas for neighbourhoods.


Localites

Cantonese opera returns to Hong Kong

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A fledgling movement to revive the traditional Hong Kong art form has picked up speed with the recent opening of the Yau Ma Tei Theatre, a centre featuring young opera artists.
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Rocking out in Beijing

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Beijing has emerged as the centre of the country’s alternative rock scene and there is normally a concert going on somewhere on any given night.
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Beijing by night

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When dark falls, the city's attractions are a mixture of ancient traditions and modern hedonism.
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Business trip: Hong Kong

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For centuries, the cosmopolitan city has been a financial and commercial hub for Southeast Asia.
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