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**FILE** U.S. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. (left), U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke (second from left) and Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi (right) talk after Biden's arrival at the Capital International Airport in Beijing on Aug. 17, 2011. (Associated Press)

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Illustration: VOA and China

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"I don't think there's anything more important for a jobs measure than China trade," says Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat. The Senate has adjourned for the rest of the week. (Associated Press)

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Chinese Public Security Minister Meng Jianzhu (second right) and Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik (left) wave Chinese flag upon Jianzhu's arrival at Chaklala airbase in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on Sept. 26, 2011. (Associated Press)

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Exiled Tibetan monks hold a candlelight vigil in Dharmsala, India, as they react to news reports of self-immolation by two Tibetan monks at the Kirti Monastery in China's Sichuan province. The two monks, who are in stable condition after being rescued by police, called out "long live the Dalai Lama," according to Free Tibet. (Associated Press)

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Illustration: Wealthy China by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

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On Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, a villager in Yadong County in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region looks at a cow killed in a strong earthquake that hit neighboring Sikkim in northern India on Sunday evening. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Gesang Dawa)

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Soldiers clean up a quake-hit house in Yadong County in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011. At least seven people have died in the county after Sunday's strong temblor. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Wen Tao)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Protesters wear Guy Fawkes masks as they march through downtown Hong Kong on Sept. 3 because they believe Hong Kong police ratcheted up security and tightened restrictions on the media and protesters during a recent visit by China's vice premier. "People are very concerned that their freedoms are being undermined," pro-democracy legislator Emily Lau said. "The whole city is angry."

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** FILE ** China's military is seeking to purchase an unspecified large number of Russia's next-generation Saturn AL-117S jet engines, Russian officials are quoted as saying. The engines reportedly are used in at least one of the prototypes of the newest Chinese fighter, the stealth J-20 (pictured before a runway test in Chengdu, China, in January). (Kyodo News via Associated Press)

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Vice President Joseph R. Biden greets survivors of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami at a temporary-housing complex in Natori, Japan, on Tuesday, two days after making controversial remarks in Chengdu, China. (Associated Press)

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Illustration: China by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

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U.S. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. waves farewell after delivering a speech at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Georgetown guard Jason Clark (21) acknowledges his team's tour of China will "be a huge cultural change."

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In this photo taken on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, fishing boats are seen parked in the Shenjiamen Harbor in Zhoushan in east China's Zhejiang province. China warned residents and alerted emergency relief centers Friday to prepare for Typhoon Muifa to hit the country's heavily populated eastern coast. (AP Photo)

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The deadly bullet train crash in China's Zhejiang province on July 23 was the result of a lightning strike and malfunction of a monitoring device, according to government authorities.

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Workers are seen on the flight deck of China's first aircraft carrier, the former "Varyag" of Ukraine, which is under restoration at a shipyard in northeastern China's Liaoning province. China has acknowledged it is rebuilding an aircraft carrier bought more than a decade ago, but says the refurbished ship will be used only for research and training - a strong indication it plans to build carriers of its own. (AP Photo/Color China Photo)

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Chinese policemen stands guard on a roadside near the Erduoqiao neighborhood in Urumqi in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Monday, Aug. 1, 2011. China on Monday blamed Muslim extremists trained in Pakistan for launching one of two deadly weekend attacks in a troubled far western region. (AP Photo/David Wivell)

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**FILE** In this photo from July 10, 2009, Muslim worshipers come out of a mosque after noon prayers in Kashgar, China. (Associated Press)

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U.S. Ryan Lochte shows the gold medal he won in the men's 200m backstroke final at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Shanghai, China on Friday. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)