Fireworks explode over Beijing's Tiananmen Square on Sept. 12 during rehearsals for massive National Day celebrations to be held Oct. 1. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Imaginechina via AP hide caption

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China Prepares For Glitzy 60th Birthday Bash

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U.S.-China Frictions Escalate Over Tire Tariff

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Chinese Criticize Government's Handling Of Unrest

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Chinese Opera Takes On Classics, 'Red' Or Not

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Visitors to Beijing's Changpuhe Park walk over Magpie Bridge, which locals say symbolizes good luck and romance. The park has become an informal gathering point for middle-aged and elderly residents in search of romance. Xiao Kaijing hide caption

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For Chinese Seniors, Love Blooms In Beijing Park

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A view of the hutong of Qianmen District on May 11, 2011 in Beijing, China. In Diane Wi Liang's Paper Butterfly, fictional detective Mei Wang's latest case begins in Beijing's alleys. Feng Li/Getty Images hide caption

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Crime And Consequences In Beijing's Back Alleys

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Some Chinese Question Government's Finger Pointing

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Clinton, 2 Journalists Fly To U.S. After Pardon

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North Korea welcomed Clinton to Pyongyang with flowers and hearty handshakes Tuesday as he arrived in the communist nation on a surprise mission to bring home two jailed American journalists. AP Photo hide caption

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Bill Clinton In North Korea To Free U.S. Journalists

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Twitter Seen As Tool For Social Change In China

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China Aims High For Its Space Program

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U.S., China Coordinating On Climate Change

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Region Reconsiders China's Economic, Military Might

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Unrest In China Highlights Plight Of Ethnic Minorities

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Different Rules Strain Ties With China's Minorities

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