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The Dzungar army surrenders to Manchu officers of the Qing Dynasty in 1759 in the Ili Valley, now part of China's Xinjiang region, in this painting made several years later by Chinese and Jesuit missionary artists. Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Why A Chinese Government Think Tank Attacked American Scholars

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Daniel Craig as James Bond in Skyfall. Chinese censors cut a scene from the movie that they thought made China look weak. Because China is such a huge market, some U.S. moviemakers may choose to avoid portraying China in negative terms. Danjaq/Eon Productions/The Kobal Collection hide caption

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How China's Censors Influence Hollywood

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The twisting Shanghai Tower (right) is the world's second-tallest building and opens soon. Shen Zhonghai/Gensler hide caption

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Shanghai Tower: A Crown For The City's Futuristic Skyline

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Joel Xu, 25, drives in Shanghai for People's Uber, a ride-sharing service. He makes about $4,000 a month – a good wage in Shanghai – and loves meeting new people he'd otherwise never encounter. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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People's Republic Of Uber: Making Friends, Chauffeuring People In China

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The website bestenglishname.com uses the answers to questions about subjects such as music, sports and personal style to generate suitable English names. Via bestenglishname.com hide caption

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So Long 'Cinderella,' Website Helps Chinese Find Better English Names

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Money is pouring into the stock market, but most new investors only have a middle-school education, says Texas A&M University economist Gan Li. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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Sidewalk Touts Trade Tips On Shanghai's Booming Bull Market

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Passengers go to the Nanchang railway station in eastern China in February 2014, at the end of the Chinese New Year holiday. In the past, it was often the only time of year that migrant workers were able to return home. Now, economic pressures on factories in coastal China have led to a reversal of a decades-long migration of workers from inland to the coast. Zhou Ke/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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For Chinese Migrant Workers, It Is Possible To Go Home Again

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Charles and his bride Xiao Fang met through a social media app where they connected by shaking their smartphones at the same time. NPR's Frank Langfitt met Charles in Shanghai and drove him 500 miles to his family's home in central China for the wedding. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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Modern Love in China: Shaking Your Smartphone To Find Your Soul Mate

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2 Brothers In Rural China Beat The Odds; Practice Law In Shanghai

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500 Mile Free Ride Beats Crowded Train Over China's New Year

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New Chinese Social Media Policy May Be Used To Target Political Speech

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