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Shaorong Deng gets an experimental treatment for cancer of the esophagus that uses his own immune system cells. They have been genetically modified with the gene-editing technique known as CRISPR. Yuhan Xu/NPR hide caption

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Doctors In China Lead Race To Treat Cancer By Editing Genes

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U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People on Sept. 30 in Beijing, China. Lintao Zhang/Getty Images hide caption

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How The U.S. Ambassador To China May Have Xi Jinping's Ear

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Jiaolong, China's manned submersible, is retrieved after its dive in the Mariana Trench on June 1, 2017, after its 20th dive in the world's deepest known trench since 2012. Xinhua News Agency/Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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China Is Placing Underwater Sensors In The Pacific Near Guam

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Rapper Kafe Hu sits in his neighborhood teahouse in Chengdu. The 30-year-old says the city's laid-back culture is one of the reasons the metropolis of 14 million people has become the epicenter for Chinese rap music. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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Zhong Zhong (left) and Hua Hua are the first primate clones made by somatic cell nuclear transfer, the same process that created Dolly the sheep in 1996. Qiang Sun and Mu-ming Poo/Chinese Academy of Sciences/Cell Press hide caption

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Chinese Scientists Clone Monkeys Using Method That Created Dolly The Sheep

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A placard showing Gui Minhai is seen outside the China liaison office in Hong Kong in January 2016. At the time, the publisher had disappeared, only to surface later in Chinese detention. Authorities there released him last fall. He was arrested again last weekend. Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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. Sheng Li/Reuters hide caption

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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. Shi Tou/Reuters hide caption

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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. Liu Shiping/Xinhua via AP hide caption

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The New York Times says the investigation took place against a backdrop of a major breach of CIA informants in China that began around 2010. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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