A state-owned company started building "Liquor City" in a suburb of Luliang to help diversify the economy away from coal. But a massive anti-corruption campaign has damaged demand for expensive Chinese baijiu, or white liquor, and for now, the factory complex remains unfinished. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage in Beijing on Wednesday. The country's stock markets have nosedived. Ng Han Guan/AP hide caption

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Civilians hold rocks as they stand on a government armored vehicle near Chang'an Boulevard in Beijing, early June 4, 1989, before the army began a crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in and around Tiananmen Square. Jeff Widener/AP hide caption

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Years of rapid industrial expansion have left many parts of China contending with thick smog and dirty water. Vincent Yu/AP/DAPD hide caption

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China said its politically sensitive inflation rate hit a 37-month high of 6.5 percent in July. Food costs, rose by 14.8 percent from a year ago, according to reports. Above, people shop for produce at a Beijing market Tuesday. Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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