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Beijing's chronic high pollution has forced residents to adjust to living with the haze. China is the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter, but until recently, the government treated air pollution and climate change as separate issues, saying climate change was a Western problem. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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China's Greenhouse Gases Don't Seem To Trouble Most Of Its Citizens

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The Beijing Environment Exchange, one of seven emissions trading pilot programs in China, may be part of a nationwide carbon market by as early as 2017. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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China Plans To Create A Nationwide Carbon Market By 2017

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The antibiotic resistant bacteria have been found in pigs, pork and people in China. This pig is from a farm on the outskirts of Beijing. Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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E. Coli Bacteria Can Transfer Antibiotic Resistance To Other Bacteria

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China's President Xi Jinping speaks at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Manila, Philippines, on Wednesday. Xi condemned the killing of a Chinese citizen by ISIS, but did not specify any actions that China might take. SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou, left, shake hands at the start of a historic meeting. The moment marks the first top-level contact between the formerly-bitter Cold War foes in 66 years. Wong Maye-E/AP hide caption

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Historic Handshake: China, Taiwan Leaders Meet For First Time In 66 Years

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Taiwanese presidential front-runner Tsai Ing-wen's party has called for independence from China in the past. This time around, it's signaling pragmatism. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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As Taiwan Gears Up For Elections, China, As Always, Looms Large

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye walk to their seats for the start of a trilateral meeting with the U.S. in 2014. Japan and Korea's leaders have yet to meet one-on-one. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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For China, Japan And S. Korea, Just Meeting Is An Accomplishment

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Models for children's wear wait for a show during China Fashion Week in Beijing on Thursday. China announced an end to the one-child policy for urban couples that had been place for more than three decades. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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As China Lifts One-Child Policy, Many Chinese Respond With Snark

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