China's rapid expansion has been fueled in part by massive construction projects, like this one in Beijing, shown last year. But many economists say the Chinese economic model is unlikely to produce the same explosive growth in the coming years and needs to be revamped. Lintao Zhang/Getty Images hide caption

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As Economy Slows, China Looks For A New Model

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A bloodied woman is helped by demonstrators after clashes with police in a protest against an industrial waste pipeline in Qidong, Jiangsu province, on July 28. The Chinese government devotes enormous resources to suppressing dissent, but opposition to government policies is increasingly common. Carlos Barria/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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In China, A Ceaseless Quest To Silence Dissent

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Once a top Communist Party figure, 79-year-old Bao Tong was kicked out after he sympathized with the student protesters in 1989. Louisa Lim/NPR hide caption

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"The Defense of Yan'an" re-enacts a 1947 battle to protect Mao Zedong's Communist stronghold during the Chinese Civil War from the Nationalists, who fled to Taiwan. Louisa Lim/NPR hide caption

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China's New Leaders Inherit Country At A Crossroads

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