In a photo provided Saturday by the Shenyang Municipal Information Office, Liu Xia, center, the widow of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, holds a portrait of him during his funeral. She stands with Liu Hui, her younger brother (left) and Liu Xiaoxuan, the younger brother of her late husband, who is holding his cremated remains. AP hide caption

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Quantum satellite "Micius" flies past the quantum teleportation experiment platform in Tibet. Chinese scientists have announced they successfully "teleported" information on a photon from Earth to space, spanning a distance of more than 300 miles. Jin Liwang/Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Beam Me Up, Scotty ... Sort Of. Chinese Scientists 'Teleport' Photon To Space

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A chair sat empty for Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo in Oslo, Norway, in 2010. The rights activist was imprisoned in China in 2009. Heiko Junge/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, ships carrying Chinese military personnel depart a port in Zhanjiang. The country dispatched members of its military to Djibouti on Tuesday to man its first overseas military base. Wu Dengfeng/AP hide caption

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Protesters display portraits of jailed Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo outside the Chinese liaison office in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Liu has expressed the wish to leave China for medical treatment, but the government has refused. Vincent Yu/AP hide caption

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As China's Strength Has Grown, So Has Its Unwillingness To Let Dissidents Leave

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Activists of Swadeshi Jagaran Manch, a Hindu right-wing organization, shout slogans against China during a protest in New Delhi on July 4. They were protesting China's decision to suspend a Hindu pilgrimage to a site in Tibet following tensions between Indian and Chinese troops along the India-China border. Tsering Topgyal/AP hide caption

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Qinhuangdao's elevated bus, seen last month in this photo, will not move forward. The municipal government denied it had endorsed the project, and last month began dismantling the test site. VCG/VCG via Getty Images hide caption

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China's Elevated Bus Project Seemed Too Good To Be True — And It Was

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A video clip shows China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo on a computer screen, lying on a bed receiving medical treatment at a hospital in Beijing. China says it has invited U.S. and German liver cancer experts to join a medical team treating Liu. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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A new urban district and an annual big-data expo have arisen in recent years as the centerpiece of the high-tech industry in Guiyang, capital of Guizhou province. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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A Remote Chinese Province Uses Its Climate To Grow A Big-Data Industry

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Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and Hong Kong's new Chief Executive Carrie Lam leave after administering the oath for a five-year term in office at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center in Hong Kong Saturday, July 1, 2017. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption

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Pro-democracy activists hang a black cloth with a message demanding universal suffrage and the release of jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo on the Golden Bauhinia flower statue in Hong Kong. On Monday, they had obscured the statue — a gift from Beijing to Hong Kong — with black cloth. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption

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