The Zhoushan oil reserve in China's Zhejiang province. China started to build its national oil reserves as early as 2003 to offset oil supply risks and reduce the impact of fluctuating energy prices. Eugene Hoshiko/AP hide caption

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China Spends Billions In A Global Spree For Oil
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Defendants face sentencing for a variety of charges linked to organized crime, including murder and extortion, during a trial in southwest China's Chongqing municipality on Oct. 21. The government's largest anti-organized crime prosecution in a half-century is currently under way. Already, six people have been sentenced to death. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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China Cracks Down On Organized Crime
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China Becomes A Player In Afghanistan's Future
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For Chinese Man, A Gut Instinct For Belly Dancing
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Uighur Scholar Caught Up In China's Ethnic Conflict
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Chinese President Hu Jintao (second car from left) reviews military troops during a parade in Beijing marking 60 years of Communist Party rule in China, Oct. 1. The celebrations are intended to showcase the nation as a global power. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Exploring The Secret Of China's Economic Success
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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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