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In ancient city of Xi’an, China hopes to restart the Silk Road

Xi'an, China (CNN)Michael Chang’s love of noodles should make his adopted home a perfect fit. Growing up poor in eastern China, Chang crowded around one of the only two televisions in his village to watch Hong Kong soap operas and TV dramas. “They were all in these fancy offices eating instant noodles,” he said. ” I wanted that to be me.” China’s party ruined by N. Korea missile What is China’s grand plan for the world? In Xi’an, hopes to restart Silk Road Xi rings in One Belt, One Road…

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Luxury travel: The most remote resorts in the Philippines

(CNN)Whether you’re in search of an all-inclusive luxury resort or a chilled-out beach villa, the Philippines has no shortage of remote retreats to whisk intrepid travelers off the grid. But you’ll want to get there soon. The country’s natural beauty has caught the eye of international jet-setters and tourism has grown at a rate of 8% per year since 2010, according to a report by Oxford Business Group.

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Forced into porn: Japan moves to stop women being coerced into sex films

Reports of women tricked into X-rated appearances has prompted authorities to confront the booming porn industry When Kurumin Aroma was approached on Tokyo street four years ago and asked if she was interested in glamour modelling, she spied an opportunity to realise her dream of becoming a TV celebrity. The talent scout had a proper business card and spoke very respectfully, so I thought he was someone I could trust, Aroma, who uses an assumed name in public, told the Guardian. But months later, the 26-year-old became one of an…

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