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  • Vietnamese protesters chant anti-Chinese slogans as China moves another oil rig closer to Vietnam's coast. (associated press)

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  • Dale Wen-Chieh Jieh, head of the department of policy planning within the Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, meets with editors and reporters at The Washington Times. (Lloyd Villas/The Washington Times)

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  • A Chinese man block a line of tanks in Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989. The man has never been identified. (Associated Press)

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