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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and other leaders, but a session with leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping was canceled Wednesday without explanation by her hosts. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Wang Lijun, then the police chief of Chongqing, China, speaks during a press conference in October 2008. (AP Photo)

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**FILE** Wang Lijun, then the police chief of Chongqing, China, speaks during a press conference in October 2008. (Associated Press)

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday, is in Beijing to press Chinese authorities to agree to a peaceful resolution of disputes with their smaller Asian neighbors over competing territorial claims in the South China Sea. (Associated Press)

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The death of the playboy son of Ling Jihua (left), a loyal aide and confidant to President Hu Jintao, here signing a document in March after the National People’s Congress in Beijing, has put a crimp in China’s hopes for an orderly transition of power. (Associated Press)

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The death of the playboy son of Ling Jihua (left), a loyal aide and confidant to President Hu Jintao, here signing a document in March after the National People’s Congress in Beijing, has put a crimp in China’s hopes for an orderly transition of power. (Associated Press)

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday, is in Beijing to press Chinese authorities to agree to a peaceful resolution of disputes with their smaller Asian neighbors over competing territorial claims in the South China Sea. (Associated Press)

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton meets with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. Mrs. Clinton is in China's capital to press Chinese authorities to agree to peacefully resolve disputes with their smaller neighbors over competing territorial claims in the South China Sea. (AP Photo/Feng Li, Pool)

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A policeman looks at a burned double-decker sleeper bus on Aug. 26, 2012, after it collided with a tanker loaded with highly-flammable methanol on an expressway in Yan'an in northwest China's Shaanxi province, causing both vehicles to burst into flames and killing 36 people, state media said. (Associated Press)

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A policeman looks at a burned double-decker sleeper bus on Aug. 26, 2012, after it collided with a tanker loaded with highly-flammable methanol on an expressway in Yan'an in northwest China's Shaanxi province, causing both vehicles to burst into flames and killing 36 people, state media said. (Associated Press)

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Workers install a motored solar panel at a high-concentration photovoltaic power plant under construction earlier this month in China. The nation’s once-booming solar-panel industry, seen as a model to transform the nation into a technology leader, is suffering falling prices and demand. About 300 smaller manufacturers have stopped production, and others are below capacity, analysts said. (Associated Press)

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Workers install a motored solar panel at a high-concentration photovoltaic power plant under construction earlier this month in China. The nation’s once-booming solar-panel industry, seen as a model to transform the nation into a technology leader, is suffering falling prices and demand. About 300 smaller manufacturers have stopped production, and others are below capacity, analysts said. (Associated Press)

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In this Sunday Aug. 19, 2012 photo, anti-Japan protesters march in Harbin, in northeastern China's Heilongjiang province. An unauthorized landing by Japanese activists on a tiny island in what the Japanese call the Senkaku chain - and the Chinese call the Diaoyu - sparked an outpouring of anger and anti-Japanese protests across China and fueled calls for aggressive government action that some fear could lead to a dangerous escalation of tensions. (AP Photo)

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In this Sunday Aug. 19, 2012 photo, anti-Japan protesters march in Harbin, in northeastern China's Heilongjiang province. An unauthorized landing by Japanese activists on a tiny island in what the Japanese call the Senkaku chain - and the Chinese call the Diaoyu - sparked an outpouring of anger and anti-Japanese protests across China and fueled calls for aggressive government action that some fear could lead to a dangerous escalation of tensions. (AP Photo)

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Gu Kailai (center), the wife of disgraced politician Bo Xilai, stands during her trial in the Hefei Intermediate People’s Court in Hefei in eastern China’s Anhui province earlier this month. Gu was given a suspended death sentence on Monday. (Associated Press)

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associated press Gu Kailai (center), the wife of disgraced politician Bo Xilai, stands during her trial in the Hefei Intermediate People’s Court in Hefei in eastern China’s Anhui province earlier this month. Gu was given a suspended death sentence on Monday.

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Gu Kailai (center), the wife of disgraced politician Bo Xilai, stands during her trial in the Hefei Intermediate People’s Court in Hefei in eastern China’s Anhui province earlier this month. Gu was given a suspended death sentence on Monday. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Gu Kailai (center), the wife of disgraced politician Bo Xilai, stands during her trial Aug. 9, 2012, in the Hefei Intermediate People's Court in Hefei in eastern China's Anhui province. The fallen Chinese politician’s wife confessed to killing a British businessman. (Associated Press/CCTV via APTN)

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**FILE** Gu Kailai (center), the wife of disgraced politician Bo Xilai, stands during her trial Aug. 9, 2012, in the Hefei Intermediate People's Court in Hefei in eastern China's Anhui province. The fallen Chinese politician’s wife confessed to killing a British businessman. (Associated Press/CCTV via APTN)

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associated press Anti-Japan protesters march Sunday in China. Japanese activists swam ashore and raised flags Sunday on an island claimed by both Japan and China.