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Tuesday, March 24, 1998 Published at 14:18 GMT



Special Report
image: [ Hong Kong is still reeling ]
Hong Kong is still reeling
Will Asia's tiger economies roar in 1998?

Festivities to mark the Chinese Year of the Tiger will give anxious investors only a pause for relief, according to Chinese soothsayers.
image: [ The WWF says tigers could face extinction ]
The WWF says tigers could face extinction
Tiger killings must stop says WWF
The World Wide Fund for Nature is to launch an international action plan to save the tiger around the world on January 28 to coincide with the Chinese Year of the Tiger.
image: [ Chairman Mao's portrait will be decorated ]
Chairman Mao's portrait will be decorated
Red lanterns of prosperity
As Chinese New Year approaches, thousands of lantern makers in northern China are hard at work.






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