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A U.N. committee in charge of monitoring arms sanctions on North Korea concludes that China provided off-road vehicles — "lumber transporters" — that were converted into long-range missile launchers by the North Korean military.

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American Chip Starnes, co-owner of Specialty Medical Supplies, looks out from a window after he was hostage by workers inside his plant at the Jinyurui Science and Technology Park in Qiao Zi township of Huairou District, on the outskirts of Beijing, China, Monday, June 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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** FILE ** American Chip Starnes, co-owner of Specialty Medical Supplies, looks out from a window after he was hostage by workers inside his plant at the Jinyurui Science and Technology Park in Qiao Zi township of Huairou District, on the outskirts of Beijing, China, Monday, June 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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Nanga Parbat, the ninth-highest mountain in the world, is seen from the Karakorum Highway, leading to neighboring China, in Pakistan's northern area. Gunmen wearing police uniforms killed nine foreign tourists and one Pakistani before dawn on Sunday, June 23, 2013, at the base camp on the mountain. (AP Photo/Musaf Zaman Kazmi)

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Nanga Parbat, the ninth-highest mountain in the world, is seen from the Karakorum Highway, leading to neighboring China, in Pakistan's northern area. Gunmen wearing police uniforms killed nine foreign tourists and one Pakistani before dawn on Sunday, June 23, 2013, at the base camp on the mountain. (AP Photo/Musaf Zaman Kazmi)

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A Zubr-class air-cushioned landing craft pushes China's amphibious capability "to a new height."

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A Zubr-class air-cushioned landing craft pushes China's amphibious capability "to a new height."

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Liye Zhang immigrated from Nanjing, China, when he was 10. Now living in Castro Valley, Calif., the software engineer and strong opponent of amnesty described his seven-year-long process of naturalization as expensive and "long and exhausting."

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Supercomputers play a vital role in the design, development and analysis of almost all modern weapons systems, said a report by the National Security Agency-Energy Department based on an assessment of China's new supercomputer called the TaihuLight.

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Pat Robertson, chairman of the Board of the Christian Broadcast Network, meets with Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1998.(AP Photo/Xinhua)

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President Barack Obama, right, walks with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands on Saturday, June 8, 2013, in Rancho Mirage, Calif. While saying it is critical that the U.S. and China reach a "firm understanding" on cyber issues, Obama told reporters his meetings with Xi have been "terrific." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force patrols the Senkaku Islands, which China calls the Diaoyu Islands, in the East China Sea. China is trying to strengthen its claim on tiny, uninhabited, Japanese-controlled islands by raising questions about the much larger Okinawa chain that is home to more than 1 million Japanese along with major U.S. military installations. Tokyo has issued a "stern protest." (Associated Press)

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President Obama poses with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands as they meet for talks Friday, June 7, 2013, in Rancho Mirage, Calif. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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President Obama poses with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands as they meet for talks Friday, June 7, 2013, in Rancho Mirage, Calif. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Lt. Gen. Qi Jianguo, deputy chief of staff for the Chinese army, delivered an about-face to an international conference claiming China recognizes that the Ryukyu island chain belongs to Japan after all. (Associated Press)

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Lt. Gen. Qi Jianguo, deputy chief of staff for the Chinese army, delivered an about-face to an international conference claiming China recognizes that the Ryukyu island chain belongs to Japan after all. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** A woman from China sits in a cafe and looks out of the window at Pariser Platz square with the Brandenburg Gate in background in Berlin on May 22, 2013. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** A woman from China sits in a cafe and looks out of the window at Pariser Platz square with the Brandenburg Gate in background in Berlin on May 22, 2013. (Associated Press)

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Firefighters and medical staff prepare to remove body bags that appears to contain the bodies of those killed by a fire at a poultry processing plant in northeast China's Jilin province's Mishazi township on Monday, June 3, 2013. The massive fire broke out at the poultry plant early Monday, trapping workers inside a cluttered slaughterhouse and killing over a hundred people, reports and officials said. (AP Photo)

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Firefighters and medical staff prepare to remove body bags that appears to contain the bodies of those killed by a fire at a poultry processing plant in northeast China's Jilin province's Mishazi township on Monday, June 3, 2013. The massive fire broke out at the poultry plant early Monday, trapping workers inside a cluttered slaughterhouse and killing over a hundred people, reports and officials said. (AP Photo)