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China’s global popularity on the rise, surveys find

When China began its reform and opening up drive in 1978, its gross domestic product (GDP) ranked 10th in the world, trailing not only the United States, but a host of other nations, including Japan, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, Brazil and Spain. In fact, it was smaller than the economy of California.

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Olympic swimmers spark interest in cupping therapy

Traditional cupping therapy gained more popularity among Chinese during this summer’s Olympics, with images of the red-stamped back of US swimmer Michael Phelps circulating on the internet.

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