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China entering New Year with less pork, more thrift

For many the coming year holds even less promise than 2014

DEPRESSED SALES: A Chinese customer buys decorations for the upcoming New Year of the sheep in Lin'an, east China's Zhejiang province.


THE coming Lunar New Year will be a damp squib for Ding Shen, the 34-year-old owner of Beautiful Scenery Fireworks, who like a lot of China's entrepreneurs is counting the cost of an economy growing at its slowest for nearly a quarter of century. "If you don't have money, you're...

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