Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks during a roundtable discussion on manufacturing this Wednesday in Bedford Heights, Ohio. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Shipping containers sit at a port in Tianjin, China, on Feb. 28. Alexander F. Yuan/AP hide caption

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Protesters marched in front of the Japanese Embassy in Beijing today. They carried a banner declaring: "We are proud of China's rise. We resolutely oppose Japan's rightist forces." Louisa Lim/NPR hide caption

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Protesters march outside the Japanese Embassy in Beijing on Saturday. Tension escalated, sometimes to violence, in cities across China after Japan bought the disputed islands from a private Japanese owner. Louisa Lim/NPR hide caption

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Ling Jihua, left, looked on in March 2010 as Chinese President Hu Jintao, signed a document at the closing ceremony of the National People's Congress in Beijing. Ling has been shifted to a lesser position. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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