Heavy smog in London's Piccadilly Circus on Dec. 6, 1952, was part of a five-day fog that killed thousands of people. Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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A Chinese newspaper headline says "U.S. President-elect Donald Trump delivers a mighty shock to America." Trump has promised to label China a currency manipulator, which would pave the way to imposing high tariffs on Chinese imports. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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Trump's China Stance Spurs Trade War Worries

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The world's largest radio telescope is nestled among the jagged, green mountains of southwest China's Guizhou Province. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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In Southwest China, A 'Very Large Eyeball' Peers Into Deep Space

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President Obama, here meeting with President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Thursday, apparently won't push Congress to implement the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal which Trump is expected to scuttle when he takes over. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Workers sort through boxes of goods Friday at a delivery company in Lin'an in east China's Zhejiang province. Singles Day on Nov. 11 is promoted by e-commerce giant Alibaba as the world's biggest online shopping event. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Chinese Vice Minister of Public Security Meng Hongwei delivers a campaign speech at the 85th session of the general assembly of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) on Thursday in Bali, Indonesia. Du Yu/AP hide caption

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What Will A Trump Presidency Mean For China?

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Sixtus "Baggio" Leung (left) and Yau Wai-ching (right) of the Youngspirations party march during a protest in Hong Kong on Sunday. Hong Kong police used pepper spray to drive back hundreds of protesters angry at China's decision to intervene in a row over whether the two pro-independence lawmakers should be barred from the city's legislature. Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin, chairman of the Dalian Wanda Group, has been buying up Hollywood entertainment properties in recent years. His company said Friday it would buy Dick Clark Productions for about $1 billion. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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Chinese Mogul Buys Dick Clark Productions, His Latest U.S. Purchase

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In a photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, rescuers work at Jinshangou Coal Mine in Chongqing, southwest China, on Monday. An explosion at the mine has killed at least 13 people, and 20 more miners are either dead or trapped alive. Tang Yi/Xinhua via AP hide caption

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U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus, a former Montana senator, recently became the first American envoy to China to visit all of the country's provinces. "We Americans have an obligation to come to China, to learn more about China," he tells NPR. "Why? Because with each passing day, it's going to be more and more in our future." Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Envoy: China Will Be 'More And More In Our Future'

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A man takes a selfie near a picture of Chinese President Xi Jinping at an exhibition at a military museum in Beijing on Monday. Xi is expected to use an important meeting this week to re-emphasize his anti-graft campaign. Analysts say the campaign is also used to go after rival factions within the Communist Party. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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Behind China's Anti-Graft Campaign, A Drive To Crush Rivals

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (center) holds a welcome ceremony for visiting Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte before their talks in Beijing on Oct. 20. In remarks during his visit, Duterte said, "I announce my separation from the United States. Both in military, not maybe social, but economics also." Xinhua News Agency/Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Demanding Greater Respect From U.S., Philippines Looks To China

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