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CNBC Asia-Pacific Highlights

From what the world has seen so far of China's new leaders, Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang have learnt a thing or two from Western spin-doctors. During his first annual press conference as premier last Sunday, Mr Li's words and demeanor were carefully crafted to present him as a peasant boy done good. The Financial Times reports.

Don't let fears of a housing bubble stop you from investing in Chinese real estate, one expert tells CNBC, adding that China remains one of the world's most attractive property markets.

BlackBerry introduces its new smartphone, Z10.

The BlackBerry Z10 hits store shelves Friday and there's a lot at stake for the company. But with the Android and iPhone -- is there even room for the new BlackBerry?

David Beckham

David Beckham arrived in China on Tuesday as an ambassador to help develop young players as the country tries to clean up its football image after a spate of corruption scandals.

Google, which owns Youtube, is considering a plan to sell cablelike services via the Internet.

Google's YouTube said the number of unique users visiting the video-sharing website every month has reached 1 billion.

Jacob Lew

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew's $4 dumpling lunch in Beijing has won him praise among twitterati.

Why India Struggles to Deliver Its Growth Potential

The Indian stock market has been one of the biggest laggards this year, but some strategists are betting on a change in fortunes for the country's stocks.

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Extreme bearish forecasts for iron ore prices to drop to as low as $70 a metric ton are an overreaction to the oversupply situation in the sector, said the CEO of the world's fourth largest iron ore producer.

If you follow Chinese politics at all, you'll have heard of a word that's become synonymous with corruption and privilege — "princeling," the offspring of Chinese party officials. However, there are signs that these princelings could soon be replaced — by a new, female generation of "princesslings." The GlobalPost reports.

Chinese stocks are headed for a correction of up to 15 percent in the next two months, one technical analyst says.

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North Koreans appear to be having little trouble taking home the latest cameras, flat-screen TVs and other items from China despite U.N. sanctions.

A watch phone? Sounds like something TV private eye Maxwell Smart would have. But as smartphone sales slow, both Samsung and Apple are said to be working on them.

Economist Joseph Stiglitz says global economies can learn from Singapore's model of social equity. The New York Times reports.

Guaranteed for 25 years, a British bedmaker's Mongolian cashmere mattress "pays off every morning of your life," said a company representative.

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Bumbling and gaffe-prone, Major General Mao Xinyu has become the laughingstock for a country with increasingly mixed attitudes towards its most celebrated leader. The Global Post reports.

Women who drink, long portrayed as less than respectable by Bollywood movies and still wary of entering most watering holes, are becoming big business in socially conservative India.

A Citic Pacific safety hat at the company's Sino Iron project in Karratha, Western Australia.

More Chinese companies are investing in Australia's manufacturing and retail industries than its once sought-after mining sector, a new study by HSBC shows.

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China has bypassed Britain as the world's fifth largest arms exporter, a Swedish think-tank said Monday.

Mark Zuckerberg

Glassdoor's annual list of the 50 highest rated CEOs is out and there's a boss on top.

Every month, Inside China provides viewers with a front row seat to the historic changes shaping the world’s emerging superpower. Eunice Yoon covers the trends that are defining the new China and influencing the world.

Investors watch the electronic board at a stock exchange hall in Huaibei, China.

Asian equities could deliver gains of 20 percent by the end of the year, according to HSBC.

FILE - This undated photo provided by Sotheby's shows "The Scream" by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch. The work, which dates from 1895 and is one of four versions of the composition, will lead Sotheby's Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in New York on May 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Sotheby's, File)

Hong Kong plays host to a different type of art fair this weekend - one aimed at regular folks.

CNBC finds out the answer at Southeast Asia's first event dedicated to the art of your morning brew.

Rapid development at the expense of China's natural environment has become a major cause for discontent in the world's second largest economy, but now the government is finally bowing to public outcry, says a leading environmentalist.

Chinese Communist Party President Xi Jinping.

Despite Xi Jinping's signal to reform, many experts are skeptical if the son of a revolutionary hero will be able to push for radical change.

US presidents have long deployed their wives to broaden their appeal. Now Xi Jinping, China's incoming head of state, is getting in on the act. The Financial Times reports.

BlackBerry Z10 and iPhone 5 smartphones

Revenue of global smartphone applications in 2012 totaled $15 billion, the size of Jamaica's GDP.

Don't expect a striking new look for Samsung's latest Galaxy smartphone. Here's what to look for on the inside.

Space agency NASA says the red planet once had the basic building blocks to support primitive life.

Fears in China are rife that pollution is out of control after 6,000 dead pigs were cleared from a Shanghai river.

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Will lovers of the deluxe Chinese dish eat shark species into extinction? Anti-finning advocates are attacking shark fin's reputation as a status-boosting delicacy. The GlobalPost reports.