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An artist's impression of Saccorhytus coronarius, a sea creature that lived 540 million years ago. Jian Han, Northwest University, China hide caption

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Scientists Describe Ancient Bag-Like Sea Creatures From China

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The last remaining street vendor in Rising Peace Lane before new year celebrations begin sells new year's decorations and calendars. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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As Chinese New Year Approaches, Shanghai's Bustling Streets Grow Quieter

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President Trump, shown here in an ad for a Chinese magazine in Shanghai, continues to attack the integrity of reporters who challenge him — even as he keeps making false claims. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Kunlun Red Stars, China's hockey team, warm up before a game. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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Chinese Fans Are Slow To Warm Up To Ice Hockey

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Artist's rendering of two individuals of Siamogale melilutra, one of them feeding on a freshwater clam. Mauricio Antón/Journla of Systematic Palaeontology hide caption

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The train, which began its journey in Yiwu, China, pulls into a rail freight terminal on Wednesday in London, after traveling for 16 days — across about 7,456 miles and nine countries. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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Face masks were placed on stone monkeys at the Beijing Zoo on Dec. 19 to protest heavy air pollution in northeast China. A week earlier, riot police cracked down after artists put similar masks on human figures in Chengdu. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad greets Chinese President Xi Jinping before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in April 2013. The two first met in 1985, during a visit by Xi to Iowa. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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An 'Old Friend Of China' Prepares To Bridge Differences At A Fraught Time

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Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson suggested at his confirmation hearing that a Trump administration would be willing to wage a showdown over China's recent island building in the South China Sea. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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China's President Xi Jinping delivers a speech at the World Economic Forum on Tuesday in Davos, Switzerland. The global elite have begun a week of earnest debate and Alpine partying in the Swiss ski resort, in a week bookended by two presidential speeches of historic import — Xi's remarks and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's inaugural address. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Li Chunke, a carver at the state-owned Beijing Ivory Carving factory, at work in his Beijing workshop. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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In China, A Shift Away From Trade In Ivory and Shark Fins

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Former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson testifies Wednesday during his confirmation hearing for U.S. secretary of state before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington, D.C. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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