Smithfield hams hang outside the Taste of Smithfield restaurant and gourmet market in Smithfield, Va. Shuanghui International Holdings plans to buy Smithfield Foods, the world's biggest hog producer. Rich-Joseph Facun/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Battling Deforestation In Indonesia, One Firm At A Time

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Examining China's Investment Record In U.S. Companies

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In China, Customer Service And Efficiency Begin To Blossom

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Smithfield Deal Highlights China's Reliance On U.S. Farmers

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A small, child-like creature in a cone hat peers into a toy shop, happy at the sight of a snow globe, in a vignette called "Tininess" in Darkness Outside the Night, a graphic novel illustrated by Xie Peng. Find out what happens in the excerpt below. Xie Peng and Duncan Jepson, with permission to reproduce the panels from Tabella Publishing LLP hide caption

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For China's Youth, A Life Of 'Darkness Outside The Night'

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Chopra Brothers: Separate Paths But Common Bond

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China's Shuanghui Buys Pork Giant Smithfield For $4.7 Billion

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U.S. Drone Strike Hits Taliban Stronghold In Pakistan

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China's Leaders Promise To Speed Up Economic Reform

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A bank in Yangon recently opened the first ATM in Myanmar that's connected to the rest of the world. Lam Thuy Vo / NPR hide caption

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In A Single ATM, The Story Of A Nation's Economy

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Have Women's Rights Evolved In Pakistan?

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