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Monday, March 7, 2011
A man, center, confronts with police officers in front of a cinema that was a planned protest site in Shanghai, China. (AP)

The Chinese government is cracking down on foreign reporters and activists, in the fear that people in China will try to imitate the “Jasmine Revolution” that toppled Tunisia’s government and led to uprisings throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011
A worker walks on a crane at a new residential and commercial construction site in Beijing. (AP)

President Obama travels to Manitowoc, Wisconsin Wednesday where he will tour a renewable energy company. If he wanted to hear about the ups and downs of doing business in China, he could also stop by the Manitowoc Company, which makes industrial cranes, and is constantly trying to stay one step ahead of its Chinese competition.

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Monday, January 24, 2011
(Xiaoyan Yang)

As the U.S. wrestles with a healthcare overhaul, China is in the process of revamping its healthcare system, to cover all of its 1.3 billion citizens with quality care by 2020. Here & Now’s Martha Bebinger recently traveled to China and tells us what she saw. You can see a slideshow of her trip.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011
China's President Hu Jintao speaks before offering a toast during a State Dinner in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP)

As part of his U.S. visit, China’s president, Hu Jintao, meets with members of Congress today, many of whom have been speaking out against alleged human rights abuses in the country. While some have been this trip as a meeting of equals, how far has China really come in matching America’s global power?

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Friday, December 10, 2010
A chair representing Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo sits empty during a ceremony honoring Liu at city hall in Oslo, Norway. (AP)

Liu Xiaobo is being honored today in Oslo, Norway, as this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner. But the democracy activist is not at the ceremony. He is in China, serving an 11-year prison sentence on charges of subversion, after he co-wrote a petition calling for political reform in the country.

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Monday, November 22, 2010
Chinese workers labor near the construction of a highway and buildings in Tianjin, China. (AP)

China’s real estate bubble sparked a construction boom that now appears to be going bust. There are at least a dozen Chinese cities where thousands of business districts and apartments sit empty in virtual ghost towns.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010
A Rapidly Changing Beijing Seen Through The Eyes Of Three Cabbies

Miao Wang is a Chinese-American filmmaker who went back to her hometown of Beijing to tell the story of the city’s rapid transformation ahead of the 2008 Summer Olympics. Her new film is “Beijing Taxi,” and she focuses her camera on three taxi drivers, who offer candid assessments of how their lives have changed along with the city.

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Friday, November 12, 2010
President Barack Obama attends G-20 SME Finance Challenge Award winners ceremony at the G-20 summit in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 12, 2010. (AP)

Obama Faces Setbacks In Asia, From Community Radio To Rare Jazz- America’s Sound Heritage Is Disappearing, Republicans Trade Jabs Over Earmarks And Pork Spending, Is China’s One-Child Policy Coming To An End?, Memoir Explores Family’s Complicated History With Fire

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Friday, November 12, 2010
China Two Child Policy

China introduced its one-child policy more than 30 years ago to curb its exploding population. When the policy went into effect, China’s economy was on its knees. Now it’s booming and many influential figures in China are saying it may be time to relax the policy. The BBC’s Jon Humphries reports.

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Monday, November 1, 2010
Nevada U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle, left, introduces Arizona Sen. John McCain during a Get Out the Vote rally Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, in Las Vegas. (AP)

Bellwether Races Offer Glimpse At Election Day Showdowns, Investigation Into Mail Bomb Plot Continues, Mass Shooting In Tijuana Raises Fears Of New Front In Drug War, Long-hidden Chinese Garden Comes To Salem, Mass.

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Monday, November 1, 2010
10_Qianlong Garden Complex, copyright the Palace Museum, Beijing

An 18th Century Imperial Chinese garden comes to life at the Peabody Essex Museum.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Randy Moss fake-moons a crowd. Rep. Feingold used unauthorized footage of the incident in a campaign ad. We're using it authorized. (AP)

Firefighters Allow House To Burn Down After Resident Fails To Pay Fire Service Fee, Candidates Hit Airwaves With Controversial Ads, The Race To The World Series Starts Today, Adoptive Mom Finds Herself Stuck In Nepal, National Book Award Winning Author Explores The Chinese Immigrant Experience

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Pro-democracy protesters hold a candle light vigil supporting jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo, shown on a poster, in Hong Kong. (AP)

President Pledges To Boost Community Colleges, But Falls Short On Funding, General Speaks Out On Military Suicides After Losing His Soldier Son, Peace Prize Nominee Awaits Announcement From Jail Cell, Making Non-Renewable Materials Infinitely Useable, Pulling The Wool Over Readers’ Eyes

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Friday, October 1, 2010
Jeff Deck at the scene of a (grammar) crime. (Courtesy Ben Herson)

TARP To Expire With Losses Just A Fraction Of Estimates, Changing The World, One Typo At A Time, On The Road With China’s Car Clubs, Hospital Chain Responds To Cost Criticism, British Quartet Get The ‘Hang’ Of It

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Monday, September 13, 2010
Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell, addresses supporters during a Tea Party Express news conference in Wilmington, Del., (AP Photo)

As Midterms Approach, Republicans Waffle On Tax Message, A Tale Of Two Tea Party Primaries, Concerns About Security Ahead Of Afghan Election, Chinese Investment in Africa, Spinning the Blues

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Thursday, August 26, 2010
T.V. host Glenn Beck addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington on Feb. 20. (AP)

Tea Partiers To Meet In Washington This Weekend, Young Workers Face Brighter Future In China Than In The U.S., Schools Offer Students A Chance To Skip Senior Year, Candidates Copy Fashion But May Lack Flair Of Sen. Scott Brown, The Bluegrass Band ‘Cherryholmes’ Keeps It All In the Family

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
A man takes a picture of the devastated town of Zhouqu in northwestern China's Gansu province on Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. (AP)

With landslides in China, flash floods in Indian-controlled Kashmir and the worst floods in Pakistan’s history, the flood season in Asia has been devastating.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Health of U.S. Banks, Islam in Chinese Characters, Mexican Drug War, Living to 100, Belmont Madrigals

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Friday, November 20, 2009

New Guidelines for Pap Smears, The Oxford Project, Why We Overeat on Thanksgiving, China – Bright spot for Auto Industry

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Guantanamo Detainees to Illinois?, China in Afghanistan, ‘Twilight’ Mania, ‘Don’t Be Creepy,’ ‘Lark and Termite’

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