--- a
+++ b/branches/0.71/t/Issues/rt75169.t
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+use strict;
+use warnings;
+use Test::More;
+use SOAP::Lite;
+use utf8;
+use Encode;
+
+my $data = "端";
+my $soap = SOAP::Serializer->new();
+$soap->autotype(0);
+my $xml = $soap->envelope( freeform => "$data" );
+my ( $cycled ) = values %{ SOAP::Deserializer->deserialize( $xml )->body };
+is( length( $data ), length( $cycled ), "UTF-8 string is the same after serializing" );
+
+
+done_testing;