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Chinese technicians man drilling equipment on an oil rig in Paloich. China's interest here is high. Six government officials from the south's oil producing region flew to China earlier in the fall, and analysts say China is trying to improve ties with the south and maintain them with the north. (Associated Press)

Chinese technicians man drilling equipment on an oil rig in Paloich. China's interest here is high. Six government officials from the south's oil producing region flew to China earlier in the fall, and analysts say China is trying to improve ties with the south and maintain them with the north. (Associated Press)

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