At a Beijing Courthouse on Sunday, activist Xu Zhiyong was sentenced to four years in prison. Goh Chai Hin/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Crusader Against Corruption, Chinese Activist Sentenced To Jail

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The Chinese and North Korean flags are seen attached to a railing as trucks carrying Chinese-made goods cross into North Korea on the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge at the Chinese border town of Dandong on Dec. 18, 2013. Ties between the two longtime allies are strained after the execution of the North Korean official in charge of economic relations with China. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An Execution In North Korea Has A Chilling Effect In China

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Chinese 100 yuan bank notes being counted at a bank in Huaibei, in eastern China's Anhui province, in 2013. Undeclared income — sometimes the proceeds of corruption, often just of unclear provenance — is estimated to make up a staggering 12 percent of China's GDP. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Lure Of China's Gray Economy Reaches Rich And Poor

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Biden Visits China Amid Tension With Japan

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Biden's Pre-Planned Asia Visit Becomes High-Stakes Mission

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China, Japan Ramp Up Airspace Dispute

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A makeshift headstone in the mass grave outside of San Joaquin Parish in the province of Leyte, Philippines. The Catholic parish has lost almost two-thirds of its congregation after Typhoon Haiyan swept through the area. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Filipino Priest Suffers With His Flock Amid Typhoon's Ruins

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A View From China, India On Carbon Dioxide Emissions

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Old Political Feud In Philippines Fuels Rage Over Typhoon Response

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On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Anthony Kuhn, in the Philippines, talks with Steve Inskeep

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Navy, Marines Mobilize To Help Philippines By Air

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U.S. Ramps Up Aid As Naval Carrier Arrives In Philippines

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Tacloban Begins To Bury The Dead As Aid Starts Coming In

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Grim Details Reveal Brutal Effects Of Philippine Typhoon

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Soldiers hold back people who are waiting to board a military aircraft in Tacloban. While the government, international aid groups and foreign militaries have rushed to the affected area, they are having trouble getting to the victims because of blocked roads, the U.S. commander on the scene told NPR early Wednesday. Edgar Su/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Typhoon Victims Struggle To Survive As Aid Is Slow To Arrive

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