Bottles of Moutai baijiu liquor, seen here in a 2012 photo, have become scarce in many Chinese stores, even as spirits maker Kweichow Moutai has seen its stock soar in the past year.
China's manufacturing sector helped boost the country's GDP, in statistics released on Thursday. Here, a worker at a Ford manufacturing plant uses a laptop next to a car body on an assembly line in Chongqing.
An aerial view Monday reveals one of the oil slicks on the surface of the East China Sea, reminders of the deadly explosion that sank an Iranian tanker. The spill continues to grow.
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The Iranian oil tanker Sanchi was ablaze Sunday after a collision with a freighter off China's east coast. One crew member is dead and 31 are missing, as rescue efforts are hampered by bad weather and the fire.
Liu Jin Yin, a 26-year-old farmer, has thousands of viewers a day watching his livestream diaries of life on the farm. He has nearly 200,000 subscribers and earns about $1,500 a month.
Young women cosplay as the main characters of the mobile game Arena of Valor in Tianjin, China, in October. More than half the game's players in China are female.
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China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (center), Afghanistan's Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani (left) and Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif (right) speak after the first China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Foreign Ministers' Dialogue in Beijing on Dec. 26.
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U.S. reconnaissance images show a North Korean ship, the Rye Song Gang 1, conducting a ship-to-ship transfer, possibly of oil, in an effort to evade sanctions on Oct. 19. South Korea has seized a ship it suspects of participating in such transfers.
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Indian army drone flies near the site of a gunbattle between Indian government forces and suspected militants in Padgampora village of Pulwama, south of Srinagar, in March.
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PLA Gen. Zhang Yang, center, at a meeting of the National People's Congress in March 2013 in Beijing. Zhang, who was under investigation for corruption, took his own life last week, state media reported.
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