A recent study found high levels of multiple-antibiotic-resistant bacteria on Chinese pig farms. It's setting off new alarm bells about the heavy use of antibiotics in livestock. There's a high likelihood the bacteria could jump from pigs to humans.
China's scorching economic growth has given people something they didn't have before: leisure time. That's fueled interest in new hobbies, including outdoor adventure. Youth hostels are filling up with backpackers. Hiking gear is flying off the shelves.
In China, mimicry is a form of mastery. China copies movies, cell phones, even architecture. In fact, it's home to several imitation European villages, including a fake English village called Thames Town.
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