China's President Xi Jinping, left, speaks from the stage with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, and U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, center, during the opening ceremony of the 8th U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogues. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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In U.S.-China Talks, The Metaphors Flow Freely

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China's President Xi Jinping (right), chats with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (center), and U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew during the joint opening ceremony of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogues in Beijing on Monday. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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A Rocky Time In U.S.-China Relations As Leaders Meet In Beijing

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Korea's Air Is Dirty, But It's Not All Close-Neighbor China's Fault

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Chinese Consumers Embrace New Balance's 'Made In USA' Label

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Dogs look out from a cage at a market on June 20, 2014 in Yulin, China. Festival goers celebrate the summer solstice by consuming dog meat, lychees and alcohol to ensure good health. Barcroft Media via Getty Images hide caption

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The Chinese company Fuling Plastic set up a plant in Allentown, Pa., last year. The company, which makes straws and other plastic products, supplies fast food chains. Chinese companies are expected to invest about $30 billion in the U.S. this year, doubling the record set last year. Jackie Northam/NPR hide caption

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China Ramps Up U.S. Investments, From Straws To Semiconductors

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