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Updated: 2013-03-14 07:02

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Photo: Tofu balls are laid out to dry in Sihua village, Fujian province, on Tuesday. Villagers make the tofu and vegetable balls before the second day of the second lunar month, or Longtaitou Festival, to pray for their family and business. The dried balls will be put in bowls or red bags and held on a tray by a young man for villagers to fight over. People take them home to eat on the festival, which fell on Wednesday this year.

Bilingual: Sushi. The main reason for sushi's surge in popularity is its reputation as a healthy meal. Japanese women are among the healthiest in the world, while slender celebrities such as Victoria Beckham, Cheryl Cole and Keira Knightley are all fans of the raw fish dish. However, dietitian Rachel Beller says in her book Eat To Lose, Eat To Win, that a "light lunch" of sushi may mean you overdose on calories and carbohydrates.

Video: Matt Hope is a UK artist. Living in Beijing for five years, he has observed extreme environmental conditions. As an installation artist, he invented a bike to generate clean air for its rider. Hope said he made the bike to draw attention to the air problem and to spark discussion on what an individual can do about the poor air quality.

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(China Daily 03/14/2013 page2)