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A hostess looks on at the Tiananmen Sqau...A hostess looks on at the Tiananmen Sqaure during the 2nd plenary session of the National People's Congress in Beijing on March 9, 2016.    China's Communist-controlled parliament opened its annual session on March 5 and is expected to appove a new five-year plan to tackle slowing growth in the world's second-largest economy. / AFP / WANG ZHAOWANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty ImagesA hostess looks on at the Tiananmen Sqau...A hostess looks on at the Tiananmen Sqaure during the 2nd plenary session of the National People's Congress in Beijing on March 9, 2016.    China's Communist-controlled parliament opened its annual session on March 5 and is expected to appove a new five-year plan to tackle slowing growth in the world's second-largest economy. / AFP / WANG ZHAOWANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images

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A hostess looks on at Tiananmen Square during the 2nd plenary session of the National People’s Congress in Beijing  

An official makes a phone call outside a...An official makes a phone call outside a group meeting for Tibetan delegates at the National People's Congress in Beijing's Great Hall of the People on March 7, 2016. China's Communist-controlled parliament opened on March 5 to approve a new five-year plan to tackle slowing growth in the world's second-largest economy.   / AFP / GREG BAKERGREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images

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An official makes a phone call outside a group meeting for Tibetan delegates at the National People’s Congress in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People in China 

An investor smiles in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai...An investor reacts in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China, March 7, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song

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An investor reacts in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China

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A female journalist wears a virtual reality headgear outside the Great Hall of the People where opening session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) was held in Beijing, on Thursday

A security agent stands in between floors of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing...A security agent stands in between floors of the Great Hall of the People ahead of annual sessions of the National People's Congress (NPC) and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), in Beijing March 2, 2016.   REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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A security agent stands in between floors of the Great Hall of the People ahead of annual sessions of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), in Beijing 

Daily Life, 1st prize singles, World Press Photo Awards (Kevin Frayer - China's Coal Addiction)Chinese men pull a tricycle in a neighborhood next to a coal-fired power plant in Shanxi, China, November 26, 2015

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Daily Life, 1st prize singles, World Press Photo Awards (Kevin Frayer – China’s Coal Addiction) Chinese men pull a tricycle in a neighborhood next to a coal-fired power plant in Shanxi, China, November 26, 2015. 

An investor checks stock prices at a terminal in a securities company in Beijing

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An investor checks stock prices at a terminal in a securities company in Beijing

Traditional buildings of a tourist spot are seen lit up at night in Liaocheng, Shandong province

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Traditional buildings of a tourist spot are seen lit up at night in Liaocheng, Shandong province

A girl poses for pictures under decorated trees as the Chinese Lunar New Year, which welcomes the Year of the Monkey, is celebrated at Daguanyuan park, in Beijing

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A girl poses for pictures under decorated trees as the Chinese Lunar New Year which welcomes the Year of the Monkey is celebrated at Daguanyuan park in Beijing

Models of First Order's Stormtrooper Battle Buddy from the film "Star Wars - The Force Awakens" are displayed in a shop in Shanghai...Models of First Order's Stormtrooper Battle Buddy from the film "Star Wars - The Force Awakens" are displayed in a shop in Shanghai, China, January 19, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA.

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Models of First Order’s Stormtrooper Battle Buddy from the film “Star Wars, The Force Awakens” are displayed in a shop in Shanghai, China 

A man makes traditional candy "Matang" in preparation for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year in Yuqing County...A man makes traditional candy "Matang" in preparation for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year in Yuqing County, Zunyi, Guizhou Province, China, January 18, 2016. REUTERS/China Daily ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA.

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A man makes traditional candy “Matang” in preparation for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year in Yuqing County, Zunyi, Guizhou Province, China 

People play ice hockey on the frozen Liangmahe River in Beijing

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People play ice hockey on the frozen Liangmahe River in Beijing 

Laborers walk at a large snow sculpture ahead of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China, January 5, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song

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Laborers walk at a large snow sculpture ahead of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province, Chinaon Monday.

People look around ice sculptures ahead of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province, January 4, 2016.

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People look around ice sculptures ahead of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province on Monday

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Excavators are seen during rescue operations at an industrial estate hit by a landslide in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China

A Chinese woman wearing mask walks in a shopping street during a hazy day in Beijing city, China, on Tuesday.  Beijing issued a red alert for smog, urging schools to close and residents to stay indoors for the second time in 10 days. Restrictions

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A Chinese woman wearing a mask walks in a shopping street during a hazy day in Beijing city, China, on Tuesday. Beijing issued a red alert for smog, urging schools to close and residents to stay indoors for the second time in 10 days

Rescuers search for potential survivors following a landslide at an industrial park in Shenzhen, in south China's Guangdong province, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015.  Authorities blamed an enormous, man-made mountain of soil and waste for the collapse of nearly three dozen buildings that left 81 people missing in southern China's most prominent manufacturing city. Rescuers excavating the mud-drenched mess pulled out one body early Tuesday, the landslide's first confirmed death

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Rescuers search for potential survivors following a landslide at an industrial park in Shenzhen, in south China’s Guangdong province, Tuesday

Rescue workers search for survivors in the aftermath of a landslide in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong province Monday. The massive landslide buried dozens of buildings when it swept through an industrial park in the Chinese city

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Rescue workers search for survivors in the aftermath of a landslide in Shenzhen in southern China’s Guangdong province Monday. The massive landslide buried dozens of buildings when it swept through an industrial park in the Chinese cit

A woman wears a mask as she visits the Forbidden City during a sunny day in Beijing Friday, Dec. 18, 2015. Residents in the Chinese capital are preparing for its second smog red alert as a wave of smog is forecasted to settle over the city from Saturday to Tuesday.

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A woman wears a mask as she visits the Forbidden City during a sunny day in Beijing Friday. Residents in the Chinese capital are preparing for its second smog red alert as a wave of smog is forecasted to settle over the city

A man walks past steam rising from underground heating pipes outside a shopping mall in Beijing

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A man walks past steam rising from underground heating pipes outside a shopping mall in Beijing