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A satire of women's social discourse in the Queen Anne period depicts six women taking tea in a parlor, with figures on the left signifying hidden emotions and power struggles behind a genteel facade. Circa 1710. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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A child-size dummy is crushed by a dresser during a Consumer Product Safety Commission news conference in Washington, D.C., in 2016. That year Ikea began a recall of millions of dressers after six children were killed in tip-over incidents. But a new study says that tip-over risks extend far beyond any one furniture-maker. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Handsome Zhang — that's his real name in Mandarin --€“ runs a shipping company, one of many supporting businesses spawned by East Wind village's furniture industry. The shipping business helped Zhang, 25, buy this Kia sports car. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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The Alibaba Effect: How China's eBay Transformed Village Economics

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