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Inside Beijing's Gao'antun incinerator plant, garbage piles past the 25-meter (82-ft.) mark inside an arena-sized garbage container where engineers operate giant claws to sift through it. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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The Burning Problem Of China's Garbage

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Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un seen here in a May 2001 file photo, was alleged assassinated at the Kuala Lumpur airport last week. Shizuo Kambayashi/AP hide caption

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China Monitors Assassination Probe Of North Korean Kim Jong Nam

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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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