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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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A 30-foot by 30-foot mock-up of the Titanic replica now under construction stands near the construction site in China's Sichuan Province. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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A Life-Size Replica Of The Titanic Is Under Construction In China's Countryside

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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. AP hide caption

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These are some of the books from the study. From left: The Cat That Eats Letters by Ge Jing. The Foolish Old Man Who Removed The Mountain by Cai Feng. The Jar of Happiness by Aisla Burrows. from left: Shandong Education Press; Shanghai people's Fine Arts Publishing House; Child's Play International. hide caption

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from left: Shandong Education Press; Shanghai people's Fine Arts Publishing House; Child's Play International.

What's The Difference Between Children's Books In China And The U.S.?

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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. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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Livestreaming Country Life Is Turning Some Chinese Farmers Into Celebrities

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On the domestic front in 2018, President Trump is expected to focus on immigration, infrastructure, welfare and health care. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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. Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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China's Most Popular Mobile Game Charges Into American Market

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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. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Emboldened By A Strengthening Economy, China Flexes Its Diplomatic Muscles

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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. U.S. Treasury Department hide caption

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