Hello and welcome to the 2nd issue of Beijing Review.
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Sending a New Signal, looks at the rise of Chinese smartphones. As leading homegrown brands have grown more innovative, their market share has increased. Chinese buyers are finding the quality just as high in Chinese brands, but with a lower price tag than foreign competitors.
House Call, discusses surroundings of the United Kingdom’s upcoming Brexit vote in Parliament and whether it will be a tough, no-deal exit or an orderly withdrawal. There are many uncertainties ahead and despite the current chaos, an orderly exit still seems the most likely outcome.
A Further Push, looks at China’s continuing effort in rural and agricultural development, which has been making a positive impact on poverty alleviation. The work will continue to have an important place in 2019 for improving rural areas’ economic and social development.
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