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Martial arts in the park

China’s two great revolutions, republican and communist, were born in Guangzhou, which indicates the temperament of this sprawling southern Chinese capital. Far distant from Beijing, the city has gone its own wilful way, and there is still the insouciance of a people who answer to no-one. The modern city is at the mercy of miasmic smog and yammering traffic, but it also has enormous personality, from the soaring Canton Tower with the world’s highest Ferris wheel to the Han dynasty tombs, plentiful ...

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