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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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Global Politics

Geo Quiz and answer

Today's Geo Quiz deals with a tussle over the new Tube map in London. The city's latest map of the London Underground excludes an image of the Thames River, and that's ruffled some feathers.

Conflict & Justice

Obama's style in China

President Barack Obama has told students in Shanghai that certain freedoms were universal. It's not what the Chinese are used to hearing from their own president, Hu Jintao. Mary Kay Magistad looks at the contrasting styles of Hu and Obama.

Global Politics

Busy waterway

We're looking for one of the world's busiest shipping corridors for the Geo Quiz. The canal we're looking for is in the Western hemisphere.

China's economy slows way down

China, the world's third-largest economy, has recorded its lowest rate of growth for seven years. Does this mean that the boom years in China are truly over? Chris Hogg, the BBC correspondent, joins us from Shanghai, China to discuss.

Global Politics

China's Wrist Slapped on Trade

The World Trade Organization has upheld a complaint by the U.S. that could help open the massive Chinese market to American movies, music, and books. The BBC's correspondent in Shanghai, Chris Hogg, joins The Takeaway with more of the story.