A Chinese rock band hired by Puma, a leading sports lifestyle company, plays American music covers during a public marketing event at an international fashion mall in Beijing. Foreign companies hoping to do business in China often hire local musicians, celebrities and athletes to help promote their brand to the largest consumer market in the world.
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Tensions continue to ease between China and Taiwan.
The photo above shows Chinese tourists leaving a duty-free shop in Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwan opened its first tourism office in Beijing to promote tourism and handle tourists’ problems, but will not issue visas.
Taiwan and China split at the end of a civil war in 1949. Tension eased in the late 1980s when Taiwan allowed its citizens to visit China. Last year, some 4 million Taiwanese visited China, while 970,000 mainlanders visited Taiwan.
Chinese President Hu Jintao and his wife Liu Yongqing along with France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy attend a welcome ceremony for the opening of the Shanghai World Expo in Shanghai. The sexy Carla Bruni makes a splash everywhere she goes!
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