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Steamed buns hit the headlines

Updated: 2014-01-16 14:15 (

Editor's note: Baozi, or steamed buns, is a popular Chinese delicacy mostly eaten for breakfast. Even though they appear to be unassuming, some Baozi brands have made the headlines recently.

Steamed buns hit the headlines
Steamed buns hit the headlines

Steamed buns hit the headlines

Goubuli prepares to put big dough into expansion

Steamed buns hit the headlines

Goubuli Group, a renowned Chinese food corporation based in North China's Tianjin, announced on Thursday that it plans to buy a US cafe chain company in the first half of the year.

If completed, the deal will help the dumpling group - also known as Go Believe - to acquire hundreds of stores in more than 40 countries and regions in Europe, the United States and Southeast Asia, said Geng Jing, deputy general manager of the company.>>>

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Xi joins diners for dumplings

Steamed buns hit the headlinesPresident Xi Jinping was seen having a meal at a Qing Feng steamed bun restaurant in Beijing's Xicheng district on Saturday. He paid for his food and chatted with other diners without any strict security around.

Xi ordered six traditional steamed dumplings filled with pork and green onion, a Beijing snack and some vegetables. The total was 21 yuan ($3.50). >>>

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Popular 'Biden Set' noodles lure customers 

Steamed buns hit the headlines

US Vice-President Joe Biden has put Beijing eatery, Yaoji Chaogan Restaurant (Yao's Stir-fried Liver), on the map after a lunchtime visit on Aug 19, 2011.

Biden and his entourage ordered five bowls of Beijing noodles with soybean paste, 10 steamed buns, smashed cucumber salad, mountain yam salad, shredded potatoes and Coca-Cola. The owners have dubbed it the 'Biden Set' and is now available on the menu for 79 yuan ($12.37).>>>

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China's famous Baozi

Steamed buns hit the headlines
Foreign politicians' picks 

Steamed buns hit the headlines

A hotpot restaurant in Chengdu gains popularity recently after British Prime Minister David Cameron had a dinner there on Dec 4 during his tour in China.

The restaurant introduced a "Prime Minister" package, including all the food Cameron ordered. >>>

Steamed buns hit the headlinesRussian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev sipped Maofeng tea from the Yellow Mountains during his visit to Hefei, East China's Anhui province in October 2013.

Under the guidance of tea specialists, he learnt to make and appreciate tea in the Chinese way, accompanied by a zheng (Chinese zither) performance. >>>