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U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps adjusts his cap prior to a training session at the FINA 2011 Swimming World Championships in Shanghai, China on Thursday. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

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Emergency workers and people work to help passengers from the wreckage of train after two carriages from a high-speed train derailed and fell off a bridge in Wenzhou in east China's Zhejiang province on Saturday, July 23, 2011. (AP Photo)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS This fake Apple store is one three such locations in Kunming, China. The 27-year-old blogger who exposed the fakes said the stores were so convincing that the employees seemed to think they worked for Apple.

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China's Gen. Chen Bingde (right) and Adm. Mike Mullen, who is on a four-day visit to China, disagree on the propriety of American naval exercises with its allies on the South China Sea. (Associated Press)

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Illustration: U.S. and China in space by John Camejo for The Washington Times

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Tickets sold in China for the Hollywood animated movie "Kung Fu Panda 2" are allegedly being counted toward the box office total for the Communist Party propaganda film "Beginning of the Great Revival."

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ASSOCIATED PRESS A couple in Shanghai walk past an advertisement for "Beginning of the Great Revival," a propaganda film celebrating the 90th anniversary of China's Communist Party. At least one multiplex chain is being accused of trying to inflate the film's box office numbers.

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** FILE ** Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin waves during the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

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Low-rise buildings are in the early stages of construction by Minmetals Land Ltd., the real estate development arm of China Minmetals Corp., China's largest metals trader, in Guangdong, China. Residents of Hallstatt, Austria, have mixed emotions about their village being copied.

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Its beauty has landed Hallstatt, Austria, on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites and inspired a Chinese firm to build a lookalike version of the popular tourist destination in China.

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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2007 file photo, Abby Wambach of the United States, reacts after scoring the first goal against England during their quarterfinal match at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup soccer tournament in Tianjin, China. Now 31, Wambach leads the United States into this summer's World Cup _ in Germany. AP Photo/Saurabh Das, File)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr., a Republican presidential hopeful and a former ambassador to China, swings his leg over a "Deluxe Softail" Harley during a stop at Manchester Harley-Davidson in New Hampshire this month.

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Two men on a motorcycle are stuck in floodwaters in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on June 18, 2011. (Associated Press)

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"Maryland is a gateway to doing business in the U.S., particularly in the life sciences and high-tech industries,"Gov. Martin O'Malley after his trip to China, South Korea and Vietnam. (Associated Press)

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China's Li Na returns the ball to Italy's Francesca Schiavone during their women's final match for the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Saturday, June 4, 2011, in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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Clad in their respective national flags, the two finalists of the women's singles Francesca Schiavone of Italy, left, and Li Na of China, right, pose with the trophy one day before the women's final during a photo opportunity at the French Open tennis tournament in Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday, June 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

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The Mexican government is seeking to have Chinese-born Mexican businessman Zhenli Ye Gon, seen here in May 2007, extradited from the U.S. to face organized crime, drug and other charges. (Associated Press)

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KYODO NEWS VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS China has responded to more than a week of surprising protests in Inner Mongolia with its well-honed strategy: deploy overwhelming force, keep potential protesters from gathering and pledge to address at least some grievances.

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Illustration: China by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-il (second from right) leaves a hotel in Mudanjiang in northeastern China on Friday, May 20, 2011. Mr. Kim, who rarely travels abroad, made an unusual third trip in just more than a year to China, his country's main ally and benefactor, news agencies reported. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)