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A police car lies overturned as protesters occupy a government building during a protest against an industrial waste pipeline under construction in Qidong, Jiangsu Province on Saturday.
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A demonstrator smashes a car window during a protest against an industrial waste pipeline under construction in front of the local government building in Qidong, Jiangsu Province on Saturday.
China's 7.6 percent growth rate is the lowest in three years – but the country's economic problems appear more dire than the latest numbers indicate. Some believe the government will counter the downturn with a massive stimulus package, a strategy that has left China's local banks saddled with bad debt in the past. NBC's Ian Williams reports from Beijing.
Fen Jianmei was seven months pregnant when she was forcibly taken to hospital and her child aborted, because she and her husband couldn't afford the fine imposed in China when couples have a second child. NBC's Angus Walker reports from the Shanxi Province, China.
Gu Kailai is the wife of China's former Chongqing Municipality Communist Party Secretary, Bo Xilai.
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British businessman Neil Heywood, who died in November 2011, was a long-time friend of Bo Xilai and Gu Kailai.
A powerful typhoon swept through Hong Kong, pounding the region with heavy rain and strong wind. NBC's Ed Flanagan reports.
People lined up outside Beijing's Apple store for their chance to buy the latest iPad. NBC's Ed Flanagan reports.
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China's President Hu Jintao (right) shakes hands with South Africa's President Jacob Zuma during the opening ceremony of the Fifth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Beijing on Thursday.
Sudan's president, who is accused by an international court of war crimes, is visiting China, one of the biggest investors in his country. The visit comes just days before the oil-rich south of Sudan declares its independence. NBC's Adrienne Mong reports.
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North Korea leader Kim Jong Un inspects an armoured vehicle in this undated still image taken from video at an unknown location in North Korea released by North Korean state TV KRT on January 8, 2012.
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North Korean soldiers dance in the streets of Pyongyang on Wednesday after North Korea announced that leader Kim Jong Un was granted the title of marshal, a move that cements his status at the top of the authoritarian nation's military.
North Korea's new leader Kim Jong Un has been appointed the Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army – further consolidating his power in the reclusive country. NBC News' Ed Flanagan reports from Beijing.
Over 1,000 volunteers worked together to break the Guinness World Record for 'human mattress dominoes.' NBC News Ed Flanagan reports from Beijing.
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Chinese newlyweds pose for wedding photographs near to the Thames Town Church in Thames Town on November 19, 2010 in Songjiang, China.
China's 7.6 percent growth rate is the lowest in three years – but the country's economic problems appear more dire than the latest numbers indicate. Some believe the government will counter the downturn with a massive stimulus package, a strategy that has left China's local banks saddled with bad debt in the past. NBC's Ian William reports from Beijing.
Local residents gather in front of a municipal government building in Shifang county, Sichuan province, in this handout picture taken Monday.