Luliang is in recession, but developers continue to build apartment blocks even though demand for real estate is drying up. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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Customers line up to enter the Gucci shop at a mall in Shanghai. ALY SONG/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage in Beijing on Wednesday. The country's stock markets have nosedived. Ng Han Guan/AP hide caption

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The Yuz Museum is one of the private museums that have begun cropping up along Shanghai's riverfront, part of a government effort to make the West Bund area a cultural destination. Here are recent works by Yang Zhenzhong, Shi Qing, and Yu Ji from the exhibition Myth/History II: Shanghai Galaxy. Courtesy of the Yuz Museum hide caption

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Medical volunteers walk past tents set up on the playground of a primary school as temporary shelters for victims after explosions in Tianjin, China, on Aug. 13. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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