The Chinese inventor who dreamed up the electronic cigarette in a nicotine-induced vision says that despite its global popularity, copycat versions and legal disputes mean he has battled to cash in on his creation.

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Chinese tourists visiting the United States during China’s “Golden Week” holiday have complained of nowhere to visit after the federal government shutdown closed some of the country’s most popular tourist sites.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping is making his first visit to Southeast Asia since taking office, arriving on Wednesday in Indonesia to boost ties and economic partnerships with the region’s biggest country.

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Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese dissident and legal rights activist who accused New York University of forcing him to leave this summer because of alleged pressure from the Chinese government, will be joining The Witherspoon Institute, a conservative think tank.

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The grieving widow of a street hawker executed last week for killing two urban management officers said she would continue to seek justice for her husband after his funeral in Shenyang, Liaoning province.

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Beijing will showcase its renewed focus on Southeast Asia and push for more trade deals during two major summits in the region, as it seeks to gain leverage in its various territorial disputes.

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Rescuers yesterday found another 12 fishermen shipwrecked in the South China Sea during Typhoon Wutip, with some describing how their boats were suddenly swallowed by huge waves.

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The first National Day of the Xi Jinping era was marked by relatively low-key public celebrations, but traffic was clogged as usual as two-thirds of a billion mainlanders hit the road for the “golden week” holiday.

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Former security tsar Zhou Yongkang voiced strong support for President Xi Jinping yesterday as he re-emerged on the public stage for the first time since being investigated for corruption in August.

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A new mainland law that bans “forced shopping” has prompted sharp rises in prices for outbound tours. A five-day tour to South Korea organised by the China International Travel Service a year ago cost 4,000 yuan. This year the price is more than 7,000 yuan (HK$8,800).

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