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US First Lady Michelle Obama (C) perform...US First Lady Michelle Obama (C) performs "tai chi" with students from the Chengdu No7 High School in Chengdu in China's southwest Sichuan province on March 25, 2014. Michelle Obama arrived in China on March 20 with her mother and daughters to kick off a seven-day, three-city tour where she will focus on education and cultural exchange.   AFP PHOTO / Peter PARKSPETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images

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US First Lady Michelle Obama performs t’ai chi with students from the Chengdu No 7 High School in Chengdu, in China’s southwest Sichuan province. Michelle Obama arrived in China last week with her mother and daughters to start a seven-day, three-city tour where she will focus on education and cultural exchange. Read more

A U.S. secret service officer checks a Chinese performer dressed as an ancient warrior as U.S. first lady Michelle Obama visits a nearby city wall in Xi'an, in northwestern China's Shaanxi province, Monday, March 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

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A US secret service officer checks a Chinese performer dressed as an ancient warrior while US first lady Michelle Obama visits a nearby city wall in Xi’an, in northwestern China’s Shaanxi province. Read more

US First Lady Michelle Obama (C) and Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping are escorted by officials as they visit the Forbidden City in Beijing on March 21, 2014.  Michelle Obama arrived in Beijing with her mother and daughters to kick off a seven-day, three-city tour where she will focus on education and cultural exchange.

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US first lady Michelle Obama and Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese president Xi Jinping, are escorted by officials as they visit the Forbidden City in Beijing on Friday. Mrs Obama arrived in Beijing with her mother and daughters to kick off a seven-day, three-city tour where she will focus on education and cultural exchange.

People crowd onto a bridge during the annual Caiqiaohui event in Mianyang

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People crowd on to a bridge during the annual Caiqiaohui event in Mianyang, Sichuan province. People believe that by stepping on to the bridge during the three-day spring event can help them escape tribulations and illnesses.

Suspected Uighurs from China's region of Xinjiang, rest inside a temporary shelter after they were detained at the immigration regional headquarters near Thailand-Malaysia border in Hatyai...Suspected Uighurs from China's troubled far-western region of Xinjiang, rest inside a temporary shelter after they were detained at the immigration regional headquarters near Thailand-Malaysia border in Hatyai, Songkla March 14, 2014. About 200 people rescued by police from a human smuggling camp in southern Thailand on Wednesday are suspected Uighur Muslims from China's troubled far-western region of Xinjiang, say Thai police.

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Suspected Uighurs from the far western region of Xinjiang, China, rest inside a temporary shelter after they were detained at the immigration regional headquarters near the Thailand-Malaysia border in Hatyai, Songkla

Honour guards parade before a welcoming ceremony for Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz during a welcoming ceremony inside the Great Hall of the People on March 13, 2014 in Beijing, China. Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz will pay a four-day state visit to China from March 13 to 16.  (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

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Honour guards parade before a welcoming ceremony for Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. The prince is on a four-day state visit to the country

Ethnic minority delegates (C) walk to th...Ethnic minority delegates (C) walk to the hall before the closing ceremony of the Chinese National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 13, 2013. China's annual show of political theatre, the National People's Congress, closed on March 13 -- the first under a new Communist Party leadership facing intractable problems including endemic corruption, slowing economic growth and tensions with neighbouring countries.    AFP PHOTO / GOH CHAI HINGOH CHAI HIN/AFP/Getty Images

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Ethnic minority delegates approach the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, before the closing ceremony of the National People’s Congress. The annual show of political theatre, the first under a new Communist party leadership, ended on Thursday

Chinese security personnel march outside the Great Hall of the People where the closing ceremony of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference is held in Beijing, China, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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Chinese security personnel march outside the Great Hall of the People where the closing ceremony of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference was held in Beijing Read more

Workers clean black marks off the portrait of China's late leader Mao Zedong at the main entrance of the Forbidden City near the Great Hall of the People where the NPC is taking place, at Tiananmen Square in Beijing...Workers clean black marks off the portrait of China's late leader Mao Zedong at the main entrance of the Forbidden City near the Great Hall of the People where the National People's Congress (NPC) is taking place, at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, in this photo taken by Kyodo March 6, 2014. The portrait appeared to have been vandalized, Kyodo news reported. Mandatory credit REUTERS/Kyodo (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW) ATTENTION EDITORS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS,

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Workers clean black marks off the portrait of China‘s late leader Mao Zedong at the main entrance of the Forbidden City near the Great Hall of the People where the National People’s Congress is taking place, at Tiananmen Square in Beijing Read more

A Chinese frontier soldier from the People's Liberation Army jumps through a ring of fire as part of training in Heihe, Heilongjiang province.

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A Chinese frontier soldier from the People’s Liberation Army jumps through a ring of fire as part of training in Heihe, Heilongjiang province