Pro-democracy supporters in Hong Kong sing and shout slogans during a January protest. Chinese leaders and the state-run media are now speaking often of the Chinese dream, though there's no real consensus on what it means. Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a speech Sunday in Tokyo as Emperor Akihito, third from right, and Empress Michiko, second from right, listen during a ceremony marking the day Japan recovered its sovereignty under the San Francisco Peace treaty in 1952. Itsuo Inouye/AP hide caption

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Models abound at this week's Shanghai auto show. This one, in a latex cat suit, was drawing attention to an SUV by Landwind, a Chinese company that sells about 10,000 vehicles a year. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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As rocks and dirt tumble down a mountainside (at left), a police officer urges people to stay back on a road in Baoxing county, Sichuan province, on Monday. Rescuers are having a hard time getting to victims of Saturday's strong earthquake because of aftershocks and landslides. CHINA DAILY/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Chinese rescuers walk through wreckage to reach isolated Baoxing country after the earthquake in Ya'an, southwest China's Sichuan province on Sunday. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A health worker collects pigeons from a trap at People's Square in Shanghai, China, earlier this month. So far, workers have tested more than 48,000 animals for the H7N9 flu virus. ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images hide caption

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China's President Xi Jinping (center back) walks to his seat as he arrives at the opening ceremony of the annual Boao Forum in Boao, in southern China's Hainan province, on Sunday. Alexander F. Yuan/AP hide caption

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A vendor weighs a live chicken at the Kowloon City Market in Hong Kong Friday. Health authorities there have stepped up the testing of live poultry from China to include a rapid test for the H7N9 bird virus. Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images hide caption

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People sit near pigeons at a park in Shanghai Sunday. A new strain of bird flu has spread from eastern China to other provinces, with 13 deaths reported. AP hide caption

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Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping before their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Kerry sought China's help in easing tensions on the Korean peninsula. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A child wears a mask near a closed section of a poultry market in Shanghai, where health workers detected the new bird flu, H7N9. Eugene Hoshiko/AP hide caption

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A cockerel walks on a bridge in a residential area of Beijing. The Chinese are beginning to destroy thousands of birds in an effort to stamp out the presumed source of H7N9 infection. Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Men walk along a railway line in Beijing on Jan. 12, as air pollution reached hazardous levels. Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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