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U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus, a former Montana senator, recently became the first American envoy to China to visit all of the country's provinces. "We Americans have an obligation to come to China, to learn more about China," he tells NPR. "Why? Because with each passing day, it's going to be more and more in our future." Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Envoy: China Will Be 'More And More In Our Future'

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A man takes a selfie near a picture of Chinese President Xi Jinping at an exhibition at a military museum in Beijing on Monday. Xi is expected to use an important meeting this week to re-emphasize his anti-graft campaign. Analysts say the campaign is also used to go after rival factions within the Communist Party. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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Behind China's Anti-Graft Campaign, A Drive To Crush Rivals

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (center) holds a welcome ceremony for visiting Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte before their talks in Beijing on Oct. 20. In remarks during his visit, Duterte said, "I announce my separation from the United States. Both in military, not maybe social, but economics also." Xinhua News Agency/Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Demanding Greater Respect From U.S., Philippines Looks To China

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Aspiring Internet star Huang Xian'er (right) live-streams a chat with a guest about hiking around Beijing. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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China's Internet Stars Embrace Lowbrow — And Aim For High Profits

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Bao Bao has been living separately from her mother, Mei Xiang, since March 2015. Connor Padraic Mallon/The Smithsonian's National Zoo hide caption

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Ye Haiyan is the activist known as "Hooligan Sparrow" — and the subject of a new documentary about her efforts to gain justice for six schoolgirls who'd allegedly been sexually assaulted by their principal. Courtesy of Hooligan Sparrow hide caption

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Born In The U.S., Raised In China: 'Satellite Babies' Have A Hard Time Coming Home

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Claudia Mo, a Hong Kong legislator, expects a new group of young lawmakers in Hong Kong to push back against mainland China. "I think Hong Kong will become even more vibrant on the political front," she says. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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Hong Kong Wrestles With An Identity Crisis

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Angela Gui packs for a trip to Geneva for human rights training at the United Nations. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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For Daughter Of Missing Hong Kong Bookseller, Activism Is Not A Choice

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Nathan Law, 23, is a former leader of Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement protests against China. Now he is the city's youngest legislator ever, and says he will support additional protests against the mainland. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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At 23, Hong Kong Lawmaker Promises Feisty Protests Aimed At China

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A Storied Hong Kong Newspaper Feels The Heat From China

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