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A passenger vessel traveling down the Yangtze River stops at a dock in downtown Chongqing, China. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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'The Economy Is Slipping': China's Slowdown Hits Former Boomtown

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Nepali mountaineer Kami Rita Sherpa hopes to break his own record for climbing Everest, aiming for 25 summits. He's seen here in 2018, spinning prayer wheels in Kathmandu. Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In this episode last September of News From Soldiers' Hometowns, an evening show on North Korea's Korean Central Television, the show's anchor is interrupted by a presenter who walks on with papers in hand to deliver an update. DPRK Today/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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With New Style And Graphics, North Korea Gives Propaganda A Makeover

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A Chinese man is silhouetted near the Huawei logo in Beijing on Thursday. The Trump administration issued an executive order Wednesday apparently aimed at banning Huawei equipment from U.S. networks. Ng Han Guan/AP hide caption

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Chinese shipping containers are stored at the Port of Los Angeles in Long Beach, Calif. Americans, in bigger numbers than ever, like trade. But they also believe China doesn't play fair in trade. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Trump's Trade War, Americans Will Be Asked To Show Economic Patriotism

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Anukul Ghosh (left), 63, and Rabin Kumar Majhi, 51, pose as a newly married couple. Ghosh used to play female characters in the 1970s and 1980s. He has now retired from Jatra. Soumya Sankar Bose hide caption

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to party supporters flanked by his wife and daughters. Morrison's conservative coalition won a surprise victory in the country's general election. Rick Rycroft/AP hide caption

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Zakary Pashak started Detroit Bikes when he moved to Detroit in 2011, at a time when the city was reeling. Courtesy of Melany Hallgren hide caption

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For One U.S. Bike-Maker, Tariffs Are A Mixed Bag

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New cars sit in a lot at the Port of Richmond in California last year. The Trump administration on Friday announced a six-month delay in setting new tariffs on auto imports. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Delays Auto Tariffs For 6 Months

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Sam Nugraha, who himself was once addicted to heroin, now runs a rehab center in Indonesia with a different philosophy from those of abstinence-based programs. Julia Simon for NPR hide caption

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Why An Indonesian Rehab Center Doesn't Insist On Abstinence

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The Huawei Technologies Ltd. business location in Plano, Texas. Trump's executive order does not name Huawei, but it appears to be directed at the Chinese telecom manufacturer. Tony Gutierrez/AP hide caption

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Villagers attend a campaign rally for India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Ghazipur, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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India's 6-Week-Long Elections Are So Big They've Become A Tourist Draw

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India offers hundreds of symbols for political parties. The flashlight, "lady farmer" and lotus blossom (Prime Minister Modi's party symbol) appear on voting machine ballots for elections this spring. No party claimed the violin, the computer mouse and the nail clippers. Election Commission of India hide caption

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