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JANNIE CHUNG doesn't usually pay much attention to the deep superstition that governs her grandparents' lives, or to the changes in the weather they take as portents of the future. But when the 23-year-old accountant from Macau woke up to bright sunshine yesterday, she was convinced it was a sign of celestial approval as the territory passed into Chinese control.

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