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December 2012 Part 1

November's economic data was released by the National Bureau of Statistics of China this morning including the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and the Producer Price Index (PPI) as well as data about investment, consumption and other important indicators.

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December 2012 Part 2

A weather forecast from Japan's NHK 8 channel that involves heavy snow, a storm and possible tornadoes. Watch the video and learn some useful weather terms.

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Real estate investment Part 1

As some Chinese get richer, many look overseas to invest in property. This news segment looks at the Australian real estate market with commentary from the author of a popular book called "Being a Chinese Property Owner in Australia."

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Real estate investment Part 2

An analysis of buying property in Australia continues with an in-depth look at Australia's low property tax and generous loan structure.

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China

About Banking Part 1

Find out how much would the bank charge for 5 cents loan for 5 years.

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China

About Banking Part 2

Lodging a complaint: Is it a new way to avoid paying bank fees?

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About Banking Part 3

This informative video talks about the public launch of a new type of credit card designed specifically for business travelers.

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Chinese Mother Buys $6.5 Million Manhattan Home for Two-year-old Child

Wealthy Chinese are notoriously fond of buying property overseas and of sending their kids to university abroad. The mother in this news story is an extreme example of these two trends.

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"Zhang Ao" Tibetan Dogs

Learn about the large, expensive, yet increasingly popular Tibetan mastiff.

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Shanghai car plate auction hits new highs

With exploding consumer demand for cars, major Chinese cities have monthly quotas restricting the number of new cars allowed on the roads, forcing the price of license plates to soar. Watch this news segment to find out just how expensive it is to be a new car driver in Shanghai.

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Internet Fraud

A cautionary tale featuring some of China's biggest internet companies. In the space of just five days, over 200 people were swindled in what is essentially the Nigerian Prince scam with Chinese characteristics.

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China

Retirement Age in China is Likely to Be Postponed

Delayed retirement is set to become a trend in China. But what factors need to be considered?

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China

The Value of What Housewives Do That We Take For Granted

Find out how much a full-time housewife is really worth.

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New Tax Policy May Make Chinese E-Commerce Sites Pricier

E-commerce is a rapidly growing sector of the Chinese economy as consumers increasingly turn to the internet to find cheap goods. Now, the government wants to start taxing the sector, which businesses say means prices will increase.

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Retail tricks in local pharmacy

Find out some tricks that pharmacies utilize to try to sell medicine.

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China

The Google Glass

The much-anticipated "smart glasses" from Google were unveiled by Sergey Brin at Google's I/O Conference. This news item looks at what exciting features we can expect from the Google Glass when it goes on sale this year.

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Tombs More Expensive Than Homes in China

The astronomical cost of buying a home is one the biggest gripes for many Chinese people. However, the cost of buying a home after one's death may be even more prohibitive. This news report details this new trend of daylight grave robbery.

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China

Vegetable delivery service

This video explains a new vegetable delivery service in Changshu.

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China

Common scams Part 1

The scamming industry is China's most profitable, cheating the Chinese of hundreds of billions each year.

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Common scams Part 2

Foreign trade scammers are another type of scammer out to victimize small businesses nationwide.

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Common scams Part 3

Bureaucrat scammers are out to prey on the unsuspecting with promises of wealth and prominence to those who believe them.

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Common scams Part 4

Text message scams are running rampant in China. Scammers are using all sorts of tactics to cheat victims of their money.

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China

Summary of 2013 Financial Events in China Part 1

This is a countdown of the major financial events of 2013, starting with the "dama" gold-buying frenzy. The term "dama" literally means "aunty" and is a term for Chinese middle-aged, bargain-hunting women.

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China

Summary of 2013 Financial Events in China Part 2

The second major financial event of 2013 was Alipay's "Balance treasure." Watch to find out more about this controversial initiative.

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Summary of 2013 Financial Events in China Part 3

The third major financial event of 2013 was the development of online lending. While it offered much higher rates of return, a much higher risk was involved as well.

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Summary of 2013 Financial Events in China Part 4

The fourth major financial event of 2013 was the bitcoin, a mysterious intangible currency whose potential has soared in value over the last three years.
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2014 Financial Forecast Part 1

Find out why Europe is set to become an investment-worthy country next year.

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2014 Financial Forecast Part 2

Europe is set to become an investment-priority country in 2014 with asset allocation to be focused towards developed countries' surplus of emerging markets.

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China

China's air pollution crisis

China's air pollution has hit hazardous levels. Beijing has experienced very heavy smog that has affected daily life for its residents.

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China

The Chain of Life Part 1

This short video introduces a very touching story that happened in real life: a story of compassion, mutual assistance and hope.

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The Chain of Life Part 2

A very touching story presented by the people who lived through this simultaneously scary and enlightening life experience- how it all started as a game and turned into a desperate effort to survive.

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The Chain of Life Part 3

The third chapter of a story of humanity and courage. Simple people walking in a park hear someone calling for help and run to rescue him and his friends, turning into instant heroes.

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The Chain of Life Part 4

The last chapter of a moving story with a happy ending. The protagonists talk about their feelings and thoughts.

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China

The Ferghana Horse

This video introduces the Ferghana horse, which is the oldest and rarest breed of horses in the world today.

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China

My New Travel Buddy, Xiao Sa

Xiao Sa is a stray dog that followed a group of cyclists from Sichuan to Lhasa. Find out more about this amazing dog that keeps on running.
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About the Spring Festival Gala

In anticipation of the 2015 CCTV Chinese New Year's Eve Festival Gala, various vendors have emerged online claiming to be selling tickets to the show. Can they be trusted?

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Young Girl Wants to Borrow 2 Million to show Filial Piety Part 1

A 21-year-old Sichuan Normal University graduate is asking for a loan of two million RMB so she can give her parents a happy and healthy life.

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Young Girl Wants to Borrow 2 Million to show Filial Piety Part 2

Although Fan Shibei is getting numerous responses to her request, some aren't as she had expected.

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Chinese Tourists in Japan

National Day means "crazy shopping" in Japan for Chinese tourists.

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The History of Labor Day Part 1

What are the origins of International Workers' Day (Labor Day)?

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The History of Labor Day Part 2

When did China start celebrating Labor Day?

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The History of Labor Day Part 3

Dedication is the key to being a good worker.

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