This is the kind of item I can post while finishing a print-magazine story. A friend in China sends this compare-and-contrast photo:
In case you can't read these, the headline on the left says "Fast growth to continue, Xi says." According to the one on the right, "China's Xi Says Fast Growth Over," both of course referring to China's new leader Xi Jinping. They report, you decide.
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