Features By Jocelyn Ford

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Forbidden City makeover

Philanthropist and former AIG board member Houghton Freeman pledges $5 million to spruce up a crumbling imperial garden inside the former palace and, in the process, further American understanding about China. Jocelyn Ford reports.
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What' s China really running on?

China's economy expanded by nearly 10% last year. And new numbers out today say the country's energy consumption matched its economic growth almost step for step. We've heard plenty about China's growing demand for the world's oil. But as Jocelyn Ford reports, the country's really running on something else.
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Avon in Beijing

Avon just got Beijing's approval to sell its products door-to-door. Other major companies also have applications in the works. Beijing bureau chief Jocelyn Ford reports on why door-to-door sales were outlawed in Beijing, and what's changed.
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China's New Deal

China says it will lay out its own version of the New Deal at a high level summit next week. But wait - the country isn't dealing with the poverty of the Great Depression. So why copy depression-era policies? What's happening is that Beijing is concerned with the 700 million farmers who are getting left behind by country's boom.And they're increasingly taking to the streets. From Beijing, Jocelyn Ford reports.
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Chinese workers quitting

China's labor conditions are notoriously bad. This week, millions of Chinese return to the work after the holidays. At least they're supposed to. Jocelyn Ford reports from Beijing.
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A new year for China

The new year got off to a tragic start in China yesterday, when an explosion at a fireworks factory in central China killed 36. Nevertheless, Chinese are optimistic about the Year of the Dog.
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China protests

Last week, a series of protests in China over land confiscations turned deadly. Jocelyn Ford visited the town where the protests occurred, and reports on why they happened.
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Agent Orange lawsuit

During the Vietnam war, South Korea sent 300,000 troops to fight alongside US soldiers. Today the veterans made history -- as the first soldiers to win a lawsuit seeking compensation from US chemical companies that made Agent Orange. Asian bureau chief Jocelyn Ford reports.
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King Abdullah goes to China

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah is paying the first visit ever to China by a Saudi King. Today, the Saudi Oil Minister said his country plans to sign a wide-ranging agreement with China over oil. Our Beijing bureau chief Jocelyn Ford reports.
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DUC Seals International (China) Ltd

Some day, Americans may feel nostalgic for the day when competition from China focused on cheap labor and stealing intellectual property. Beijing is slowly laying the groundwork for competing in the field of innovation. Jocelyn Ford profiles an auto parts company aiming to be the next big thing.

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