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A team from Honolulu, which included Jamie O'Brien of Hawaii's North Shore, won this week's surfing competition, held on one of the world's two biggest tidal bores, located in Hangzhou, China. The other is in the Amazon. Courtesy of Wabsono hide caption

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Riding The 'Silver Dragon,' Surfers Tame China's 10-Foot River Waves

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Handsome Zhang — that's his real name in Mandarin --€“ runs a shipping company, one of many supporting businesses spawned by East Wind village's furniture industry. The shipping business helped Zhang, 25, buy this Kia sports car. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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The Alibaba Effect: How China's eBay Transformed Village Economics

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Jack Ma speaks in Hangzhou, China, on May 10, 2013. Ma shot to fame as the founder of Alibaba, the pioneering Chinese e-commerce site that's poised to be one of the biggest tech IPOs ever when it goes public in New York. Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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From A Chinese Apartment To Wall Street Darling: The Rise Of Alibaba

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Zhang Kechun. Under the Abandoned Pier, 2013-2014. Zhang, 34, spent years shooting photos along the Yellow River. Zhang Kechun/Courtesy of Three Shadows +3 Gallery hide caption

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China Gets A Big Dose Of Fine Art Photography

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India's Prime Minister Builds Stronger Relationship With Japan

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A still from the surveillance camera footage shows the fainting man (top left and bottom right) lying alone in a subway car, as the few remaining occupants hurry away. YouTube hide caption

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Why Did Crowd Flee Shanghai Subway After Foreigner Fainted?

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Protesters attend a rally in Hong Kong on Sunday after China's National People's Congress denied open elections for the next chief executive. Many in Hong Kong feel their freedoms are eroding under mainland political pressure. Vincent Yu/AP hide caption

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Open Elections Ruled Out In Hong Kong; Potential Showdown Looms

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China's President Xi Jinping has launched a number of crackdowns since coming to power, like suppressing Internet speech. But his anti-corruption drive has made him widely popular among ordinary Chinese. Jorge Silva/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Despite Crackdowns, China's President Rides A Wave Of Popularity

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This fishing boat draped with sick animals is the signature piece of The Ninth Wave, an exhibit by artist Cai Guo-Qiang that opened at Shanghai's Power Station of Art this month. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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Rare Panda Triplets Born At South China Wildlife Park

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People gather in front of a giant figure of Optimus Prime displayed along the Hong Kong harbor for the world premiere of Transformers: Age of Extinction on June 19. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption

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Autobot$ Rule: Why Transformers 4 Is China's Box Office Champ

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A Lamborghini sports car at the 2014 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in April. A young Chinese man recently asked women on the street if they wanted to take a ride with him in his Lamborghini, and filmed the encounters. Lintao Zhang/Getty Images hide caption

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What Happens When A Beijing Man Invites Women Into His Lamborghini?

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Apartments are still under construction in Wuxi, outside Shanghai, despite a glut in the market and almost no local demand. This development is to have 2,500 residential units. PR Newswire Via AP hide caption

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China's Booming Real Estate Market Finally Begins To Slide

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