Tradition with a twist

A model showing off an updated version of the cheongsam, also known as qipao, during the First Shenyang International Cheongsam Cultural Festival at Shenyang Imperial Palace, in China's north-eastern Liaoning province, yesterday.
PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

A model showing off an updated version of the cheongsam, also known as qipao, during the First Shenyang International Cheongsam Cultural Festival at Shenyang Imperial Palace, in China's north-eastern Liaoning province, yesterday.

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