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In China, imported fruit is the must-have luxury item for the new year

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Chinese New Year begins next week and all across China people are getting ready. It’s a time for visiting friends and relatives. Throughout the country, people stock up on fruit to eat at home with family and to give as gifts. These days, Chinese shoppers are opening up their wallets for a particular luxury item — imported fruit.

Global Scan

Greeks wonder who was buried in this huge tomb 2300 years ago

It is the largest ancient burial site in Greece and, just a month after its announcement, it has brought new life to two small villages 60 miles east of Thessaloniki. But who was important enough to be buried there? Meanwhile in India, when some families are planning a wedding, the first to-do is to hire a marriage detective. And Russian President Putin decides to intervene in a children's show, all in today's Global Scan.

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China's snow emergency

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports that China is struggling to cope with disruptions caused by unusually heavy snowfalls.

Global Politics

2010 Shanghai exposition

The 2010 World Expo is scheduled to be held in Shanghai, China, and Phillip Martin reports that the United States will not be among the countries officially represented at the Expo.