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A Boost and a Burden for China
China's economy has had a daunting year, but the country got a symbolic victory when the International Monetary Fund agreed to add the yuan to its basket of elite global currencies. Right up there with the dollar, euro, pound and yen. Here's why it matters for China's image -- and why it