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Shenzhou VI is part of China's progressive space programme. Credit: AP PHOTO
Beijing pledged to reduce its smog in time for the Olympics. Credit: G. NIU/GETTY IMAGES
China aims to generate 15% of energy from renewable sources by 2020. Credit: G. BAKER/AP PHOTO
Health policies were revamped after the SARS outbreak. Credit: G. BAKER/AP PHOTO