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Reading tea leaves on China's economy

Here are two signs that capitalism in China is taking root: Anheuser-Busch and SABMiller are fighting, and one will probably overpay, for control of China's Harbin Brewery. And ruminate on this interesting quote:

``I've never seen one before. They're really beautiful,'' said Miao Wenchang, a Shanghai office worker. Beaming with pride, he said, ``China really has a lot of rich people now.''

Miao was standing outside the new Ferrari Showroom in Shanghai.