A woman walks past the headquarters of the People's Bank of China (PBOC), the central bank, in Beijing. Jason Lee/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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American Chip Starnes, co-owner of Specialty Medical Supplies, spoke to the media Tuesday from a window at a factory on the outskirts of Beijing. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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American Chip Starnes, co-owner of Specialty Medical Supplies, waves Monday from a window where he is being held by angry workers inside his plant at the Jinyurui Science and Technology Park on the outskirts of Beijing. He remained confined to the plant on Wednesday. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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Apartments, apartments, everywhere; nor any flat to buy: Survey after survey reveals that young Chinese are stressed out — and skyrocketing property prices are one of the main reasons. Zhuo Yang/NPR hide caption

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A supporter holds a sign with pictures of Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked details about the agency's surveillance programs, and Hong Kong movie star Jackie Chan during a protest outside the Consulate General of the United States in Hong Kong on June 15. Snowden has been holed up in Hong Kong since the leaks. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption

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'It's Christmas In June': China Revels In NSA Leaks Story
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Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng during a ceremony in January where he was presented the Tom Lantos Human Rights Prize. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Students paste red ribbons on a window to mark World AIDS Day in Nanjing, China, in 2006. Although many infectious diseases have declined in the country, the number of new HIV cases nearly quadrupled between 2007 and 2011. AP hide caption

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, smoke rises from a poultry farm owned by Jilin Baoyuanfeng Poultry Company in Jilin province on Monday. Wang Haofei/AP hide caption

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"Baby 59," who survived being trapped in a sewer pipe, on Wednesday at the Pujiang People's Hospital. /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Smithfield Foods, makers of ham products under a variety of brand names, is being purchased by Chinese food maker Shuanghui International, for $4.72 billion in cash. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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