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Investors look at screens showing stock market movements at a securities company in Beijing. Chinese shares sank again a day after Shanghai's steepest one-day slide in eight years, defying renewed government vows of support that analysts warned were not enough to soothe nervous investors.

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Investors look at screens showing stock market movements at a securities company in Beijing. Chinese shares sank again a day after Shanghai’s steepest one-day slide in eight years, defying renewed government vows of support that analysts warned were not enough to soothe nervous investors.

Jia Jia, the oldest giant panda living in captivity, set a Guinness World Records title for “Oldest Panda Living in Captivity” on Tuesday, with her age said to put her on par with a human centenarian. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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Giant panda Jia Jia eats beside a birthday cake made from ice and vegetables as she celebrates her 37-year-old birthday at the Hong Kong Ocean Park, China today. Jia Jia is the oldest giant panda living in captivity, setting a Guinness World Record.

Ethnic Yao minority women brush their long hair near a creek, in Huangluo village of Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China

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Ethnic Yao minority women brush their long hair near a creek, in Huangluo village of Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. The village, known for the long hair of its female residents, attracts about 80,000 tourists a year. More than 80 women in the village have hair longer than 1.4 metres, with the longest reaching 2.2 metres, according to local media. 

Sales staff exhaling vapour while demonstrating an electronic cigarette product at the Beijing International Vapor Distribution Alliance Expo, or the Vape China Expo, at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing

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Sales staff exhaling vapour while demonstrating an electronic cigarette product at the Beijing International Vapor Distribution Alliance Expo, or the Vape China Expo, at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing

A nurse leads cataract patients as they walk past a train which serves as a mobile hospital, in Ledu county

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A nurse (R) leads cataract patients as they walk past a train which serves as a mobile hospital, in Ledu county, Qinghai province, China. The train, donated by people from Hong Kong and Macau, came to the county three months ago and has provided free medical treatment to over 900 local cataract patients, local media reported.

Players battle for the ball during their match at the swamp soccer China tournament in Beijing, China, July 23, 2015.

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Players battle for the ball during their match at the swamp soccer China tournament in Beijing, China

Robots compete in a football match during the RoboCup 2015 in Hefei, east China's Anhui province on Wednesday

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Robots compete in a football match during the RoboCup 2015 in Hefei in eastern China’s Anhui province on Wednesday

Miao Ethnic Group Celebrate Jianhe Yang'asha Culture Festival

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Miao nationality people wearing traditional clothes perform during the 2015 Guizhou Jianhe Yang’asha Culture Festival on Tuesday in Guiyang, China. The three-day festival is held every year to commemorate Yang’asha, a beautiful lady born in a well in the legend of Miao ethnic group.

***BESTPIX*** Petrochemical Plant Ablaze In Shandong...RIZHAO, CHINA - JULY 16:  (CHINA OUT) Flames rise from a petrochemical plant on July 16, 2015 in Rizhao, China. A fire, caused by a liquefied hydrocarbon leak, broke out at around 7:40 a.m. on July 16, at the plant and took 24 hours to put out. No casualties have been reported, according to firefighters.  (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***

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Flames rise from a petrochemical plant in Rizhao, China. A fire, caused by a liquefied hydrocarbon leak, broke out on Thursday at the plant and took 24 hours to put out. No casualties have been reported, according to firefighters 

A man floating in the waters filled with algae at a beach in Qingdao, in eastern China's Shandong province. The algal phenomenon, an annual occurrence in Qingdao, is usually caused by an abundance of nutrients in the water, especially phosphorus, although the triggers for the enormous blooms which began to appear in the Yellow Sea in 2007 remain uncertain

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A man floats in the waters filled with algae at a beach in Qingdao, in eastern China’s Shandong province. The algal phenomenon, an annual occurrence in Qingdao, is usually caused by an abundance of nutrients in the water, especially phosphorus

A therapist applies traditional moxibustion treatment on a patient in Yiwu

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A therapist applies traditional moxibustion treatment on a patient in Yiwu, Zhejiang province, on Monday. Many Chinese believe that applying herbs on acupuncture points during summer can prevent diseases and ailments in the winter.

A cook uses his smartphone during a break outside a restaurant in Beijing on July 10, 2015

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A cook uses his smartphone during a break outside a restaurant in Beijing on Friday

Tibetan monks take part in a function organized to mark the 80th birthday celebrations of Dalai Lama in Kathmandu on Monday. Nepal ceased issuing refugee papers to Tibetans in 1989 and recognizes Tibet to be a part of China

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Tibetan monks take part in a function organized to mark the 80th birthday celebrations of the Dalai Lama in Kathmandu on Monday. Nepal ceased issuing refugee papers to Tibetans in 1989 and recognizes Tibet to be a part of China

Protesters march during a rally in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Organizers of the annual protest marking Hong Kong's return to Chinese rule face new challenges this year after the 79-day Occupy movement failed to force China to the bargaining table

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Protesters march during a rally in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday

Chinese People's Liberation Army Barracks Open Day

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A member of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) jumps through a fire ring while holding a gun during an demonstration at an open day at the Ngong Suen Chau Barracks in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday.

Paramilitary policemen react as they take part in a combat skills training session at a military base in Chaohu, Anhui province, China, June 25, 2015.

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Paramilitary policemen react as they take part in a combat skills training session at a military base in Chaohu, Anhui province, China on Thursday

Police escort a suspect during a crime reconstruction in the east-coast district of Sai Kung in Hong Kong, a day after suspected explosives were seized at an abandoned television studio ahead of a vote on a controversial political reform package.

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Police escort a suspect during a crime reconstruction in the east-coast district of Sai Kung in Hong Kong, a day after suspected explosives were seized at an abandoned television studio ahead of a vote on a contentious political reform package.

A garbage collector rests in front of a clothing store with an advertisement on the glass window in Hefei, Anhui province, China, June 9, 2015

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A garbage collector rests in front of a clothing store with an advertisement on the glass window in Hefei, Anhui province, China

An aerial view shows rescue workers standing on the sunken cruise ship Eastern Star in Jianli

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An aerial view shows rescue workers standing on the sunken cruise ship Eastern Star in Jianli, Hubei province, China, on Thursday. China has pledged that there would be “no cover-up” of an investigation into the sinking of a cruise ship on the Yangtze River, which has left 65 people dead and over 370 missing.

Herdsmen ride as they migrate to the summer pasturing areas at a mountainous region in Altay Prefecture, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.

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Herdsmen ride as they migrate to the summer pasturing areas in a mountainous region in Altay Prefecture, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region