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People walk on the Bund, the riverfront area next to the financial district in Shanghai. Many foreigners have descended on Shanghai to make money on China's economic expansion. NPR's Frank Langfitt met one such woman as part of the free taxi rides he's been offering. Aly Song/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Single Mom Leads Double Life On The Streets Of Shanghai

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NPR's Frank Langfitt has been offering free taxi rides around Shanghai to talk to ordinary Chinese. He drives a Camry around the city, but rented a van for a trip 500 miles outside the city earlier this year. He recently decided to buy a car, which can be a complicated process in China. Yang Zhuo for NPR hide caption

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Would You Buy A Used Car From A Man Named Beer Horse?

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Manuel Udaya Chandra's 24-year-old son disappeared in 2008, shortly before Sri Lanka's civil war ended. She holds out hope that he's still alive, though a government commission looking into those who disappeared has moved slowly. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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Sri Lanka's War Is Long Over, But Reconciliation Remains Elusive

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Police investigators inspect the stage area after an accidental explosion during a music concert at the Formosa Water Park in New Taipei City, Taiwan, early Sunday. The resulting fire injured more than 500 concert-goers. AP hide caption

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A religious activist is carried away by police after he tried to stop a gay pride parade in Seoul last year. Christian activists are planning to disrupt the parade again this year. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Showdown Looms At South Korea's Gay Pride Parade

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U.S. Calls On Myanmar To Grant Rohingya Citizenship

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Zhou Qiang, president of the Supreme People's Court of China, speaks to the National People's Congress in Beijing on March 12. Chinese authorities are waging a major campaign against corruption, and that includes a list of 100 suspects believed to be overseas. Many are former officials who are thought to have fled to the U.S. or Canada. Lintao Zhang/Getty Images hide caption

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When Corrupt Chinese Officials Flee, The U.S. Is A Top Destination

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