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A medical worker adjusts an eye cover on a trapped miner before moving him out from the flooded Batian Coal Mine in Xiaohe town of Weiyuan county in southwest China's Sichuan province Monday, Nov. 22, 2010. Emergency crews drained the flooded Chinese coal mine and rescued all 29 trapped workers Monday, ending a daylong rescue drama. (AP Photo/Color China Photo)

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, miner Liu Hengqiang, center, is rescued at the Batian coal mine in Xiaohe Town of Weiyuan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Monday, Nov. 22, 2010. Barefoot and wrapped in white quilts, 29 miners were pulled out of a Chinese coal mine Monday after being trapped by a flood and waiting a day for rescuers to pump out water. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Jiang Hongjing)

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a nurse takes care of a rescued miner at a hospital in Weiyuan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Monday, Nov. 22, 2010. All 29 miners were pulled out of a Chinese coal mine Monday after being trapped by a flood and waiting a day for rescuers to pump out water. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Jiang Hongjing)

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**FILE** In this photo from Sept. 16, Stephen Bosworth, U.S. special envoy to North Korea, speaks to reporters in Beijing, China. Mr. Bosworth will visit South Korea, Japan and China as fears rise that North Korea is ramping up its nuclear program. South Korea's Foreign Ministry said Stephen Bosworth is to arrive in Seoul on Sunday for a two-day trip aimed at discussing the North's nuclear weapons program. (Associated Press)

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In this file photo taken on Nov. 17, 2009, a bank clerk stacks up renminbi banknotes at a bank in Hefei in central China's Anhui province. China on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, criticized a U.S. congressional report that called on Washington to do more to force Beijing to increase the value of its currency. (AP Photo)

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Pope Benedict XVI delivers his message to cardinals he summoned for a day of reflection at the Vatican, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, the day before a ceremony to create 24 new cardinals. The top agenda, religious freedom, grew remarkably timely given China's planned ordination Saturday of a bishop who doesn't have the Pope's approval. The Vatican warned China that efforts at reconciliation would be set back if bishops loyal to the pope were forced to attend the ordination. The Vatican said such actions would constitute "grave violations of freedom of religion and freedom of conscience.'' (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen arrives to attend a meeting of cardinals summoned by Pope Benedict XVI for a day of reflection at the Vatican, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, the day before a ceremony to create 24 new cardinals. The top agenda, religious freedom, grew remarkably timely given China's planned ordination Saturday of a bishop who doesn't have the Pope's approval. The Vatican warned China that efforts at reconciliation would be set back if bishops loyal to the pope were forced to attend the ordination. The Vatican said such actions would constitute "grave violations of freedom of religion and freedom of conscience.'' (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Westminster archbishop emeritus Cormac Murphy O'Connor, right, pauses in the doorway in rain as he arrives for a meeting of cardinals summoned by Pope Benedict XVI for a day of reflection at the Vatican, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, the day before a ceremony to create 24 new cardinals. The top agenda, religious freedom, grew remarkably timely given China's planned ordination Saturday of a bishop who doesn't have the Pope's approval. The Vatican warned China that efforts at reconciliation would be set back if bishops loyal to the pope were forced to attend the ordination. The Vatican said such actions would constitute "grave violations of freedom of religion and freedom of conscience.'' (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Cardinals take shelter from the rain as they leave a meeting for a day of reflection at the Vatican, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010. Pope Benedict XVI summoned cardinals the day before a ceremony to create 24 new cardinals. The top agenda, religious freedom, grew remarkably timely given China's planned ordination Saturday of a bishop who doesn't have the Pope's approval. The Vatican warned China that efforts at reconciliation would be set back if bishops loyal to the pope were forced to attend the ordination. The Vatican said such actions would constitute "grave violations of freedom of religion and freedom of conscience.'' (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Cardinals take shelter from the rain as they leave a meeting for a day of reflection at the Vatican, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010. Pope Benedict XVI summoned cardinals the day before a ceremony to create 24 new cardinals. The top agenda, religious freedom, grew remarkably timely given China's planned ordination Saturday of a bishop who doesn't have the Pope's approval. The Vatican warned China that efforts at reconciliation would be set back if bishops loyal to the pope were forced to attend the ordination. The Vatican said such actions would constitute "grave violations of freedom of religion and freedom of conscience.'' (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Cardinal Jose da Cruz Policarpo, of Portugal, left, sips his coffee as Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, right, watches during a break in a meeting of cardinals summoned by Pope Benedict XVI for a day of reflection at the Vatican, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, the day before a ceremony to create 24 new cardinals. The top agenda, religious freedom, grew remarkably timely given China's planned ordination Saturday of a bishop who doesn't have the Pope's approval. The Vatican warned China that efforts at reconciliation would be set back if bishops loyal to the pope were forced to attend the ordination. The Vatican said such actions would constitute "grave violations of freedom of religion and freedom of conscience.'' Ravasi is one of the 24 prelates that will be elevated to cardinal on Saturday. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen leaves a meeting of cardinals with Pope Benedict XVI for a day of reflection at the Vatican, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, the day before a ceremony to create 24 new cardinals. The top agenda, religious freedom, grew remarkably timely given China's planned ordination Saturday of a bishop who doesn't have the Pope's approval. The Vatican warned China that efforts at reconciliation would be set back if bishops loyal to the pope were forced to attend the ordination. The Vatican said such actions would constitute "grave violations of freedom of religion and freedom of conscience.'' (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Pope Benedict XVI delivers his message to cardinals he summoned for a day of reflection at the Vatican, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, the day before a ceremony to create 24 new cardinals. The top agenda, religious freedom, grew remarkably timely given China's planned ordination Saturday of a bishop who doesn't have the Pope's approval. The Vatican warned China that efforts at reconciliation would be set back if bishops loyal to the pope were forced to attend the ordination. The Vatican said such actions would constitute "grave violations of freedom of religion and freedom of conscience.'' (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Pope Benedict XVI delivers his message to cardinals he summoned for a day of reflection at the Vatican, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, the day before a ceremony to create 24 new cardinals. The top agenda, religious freedom, grew remarkably timely given China's planned ordination Saturday of a bishop who doesn't have the Pope's approval. The Vatican warned China that efforts at reconciliation would be set back if bishops loyal to the pope were forced to attend the ordination. The Vatican said such actions would constitute "grave violations of freedom of religion and freedom of conscience.'' (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Archbishop of Washington Cardinal-designate Donald W. Wuerl, top left, listens as Pope Benedict XVI delivers his message to cardinals he summoned for a day of reflection at the Vatican, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, the day before a ceremony to create 24 new cardinals. The top agenda, religious freedom, grew remarkably timely given China's planned ordination Saturday of a bishop who doesn't have the Pope's approval. The Vatican warned China that efforts at reconciliation would be set back if bishops loyal to the pope were forced to attend the ordination. The Vatican said such actions would constitute "grave violations of freedom of religion and freedom of conscience.'' (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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A cardinal listens as Pope Benedict XVI, not seen, delivers his message to cardinals he summoned for a day of reflection at the Vatican, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, the day before a ceremony to create 24 new cardinals. The top agenda, religious freedom, grew remarkably timely given China's planned ordination Saturday of a bishop who doesn't have the Pope's approval. The Vatican warned China that efforts at reconciliation would be set back if bishops loyal to the pope were forced to attend the ordination. The Vatican said such actions would constitute "grave violations of freedom of religion and freedom of conscience.'' (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Political wives have been viewed suspiciously in China ever since Jiang Qing (seen here), the widow of Mao Zedong, promoted his most radical policies, took part in purging opponents and ultimately made a grab for power. She was arrested and imprisoned after his death in 1976. (Associated Press)

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Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, seen here performing in Luoyang, China, in April 2007, is beloved by millions in China, but it's widely expected she will keep fading from public view as Mr. Xi's political star continues to rise. (Associated Press)

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Artwork in China says, "My father is Li Gang," a high-ranking police officer. A drunken hit-and-run driver reportedly yelled that at witnesses who stopped his car. (Associated Press)

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy welcomes Chinese President Hu Jintao at the Orly airport, south of Paris, on Thursday. The three-day state visit by Mr. Hu marks a dramatic turnaround from the tense ties of two years ago, when Mr. Sarkozy threatened to boycott the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics out of anger about China's treatment of Tibet. (Associated Press)