Protesters attend a rally in Hong Kong on Sunday after China's National People's Congress denied open elections for the next chief executive. Many in Hong Kong feel their freedoms are eroding under mainland political pressure. Vincent Yu/AP hide caption

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Open Elections Ruled Out In Hong Kong; Potential Showdown Looms

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China's President Xi Jinping has launched a number of crackdowns since coming to power, like suppressing Internet speech. But his anti-corruption drive has made him widely popular among ordinary Chinese. Jorge Silva/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Despite Crackdowns, China's President Rides A Wave Of Popularity

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This fishing boat draped with sick animals is the signature piece of The Ninth Wave, an exhibit by artist Cai Guo-Qiang that opened at Shanghai's Power Station of Art this month. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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China's Pollution Crisis Inspires An Unsettling Art Exhibit

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Rare Panda Triplets Born At South China Wildlife Park

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People gather in front of a giant figure of Optimus Prime displayed along the Hong Kong harbor for the world premiere of Transformers: Age of Extinction on June 19. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption

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Autobot$ Rule: Why Transformers 4 Is China's Box Office Champ

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A Lamborghini sports car at the 2014 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in April. A young Chinese man recently asked women on the street if they wanted to take a ride with him in his Lamborghini, and filmed the encounters. Lintao Zhang/Getty Images hide caption

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What Happens When A Beijing Man Invites Women Into His Lamborghini?

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Apartments are still under construction in Wuxi, outside Shanghai, despite a glut in the market and almost no local demand. This development is to have 2,500 residential units. PR Newswire Via AP hide caption

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China's Booming Real Estate Market Finally Begins To Slide

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China's President Visits South Korea, Snubs North Korea

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A woman wearing face protection walks across a street during a hazy day in Beijing on March 27. Worsening air pollution is fueling a slow exodus of expatriates from the Chinese capital. Petar Kujundzic/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Beijing: From Hardship Post To Plum Assignment And Back Again

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An empty lab used by China Enriching Chemistry, which was accused of shipping illegal drugs to the U.S. Eric Chang, the company's director, is currently in jail in China, where he was charged with producing ecstasy. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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A Chinese Chemical Company And A 'Bath Salts' Epidemic

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Chinese Soccer Fans Sick Over World Cup Time Difference

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At the center of Yangon, the city's colonial heritage, Buddhist faith and emerging modern face are visible in a single block. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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As Myanmar Modernizes, Architectural Gems Are Endangered

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Smoke rises from Tiananmen Square in Beijing on Oct. 28, when three Uighurs, a mostly Muslim ethnic minority, drove a jeep into a crowd there, killing two tourists. The people inside the car died as well, after they set their vehicle on fire. STR/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Terror Attacks In China Take An Alarming Turn

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Foster worked as a sociology professor at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in southern China for a total of five years before he was charged with theft and sent to jail. Courtesy of Stuart Foster hide caption

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U.S. Teacher: I Did 7 Months Of Forced Labor In A Chinese Jail

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