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A waitress with an army-style top and red armband that reads "village chief" stands in a restaurant in Beijing

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A waitress with an army-style top and red armband that reads “village chief” stands in a restaurant in Beijing 

epa05300699 A picture made available on 12 May 2016 shows Chinese sculptor Tian Yongjun working on a Mao Zedong sculpture outside his workshop in Shaoshan, Hunan Province in central China, 29 April 2016. Shaoshan is the hometown of former Communist leader Mao Zedong, popularly known as Chairman Mao. As the 50th anniversary of the Cultural Revolution approaches on 16 May, there is scant mention of the revolution where millions of intellectuals were persecuted and tortured in a bid to purge Mao's critics in his this small town where he was hailed as a great hero and leader.  EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

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Chinese sculptor Tian Yongjun works on a Mao Zedong sculpture outside his workshop in Shaoshan, China 

Keeping The Tradition Of Opera Alive In Rural China...CANGSHAN, SICHUAN - MAY 02:  Sichuan Opera actors from the Jinyuan Opera Company perform for villagers at the Dongyue Temple on May 2, 2016 in Cangshan, Sichuan province, China. Sichuan opera is a vibrant, centuries-old tradition that showcases the joys and challenges of daily life in rural China with tales of love, tradition, and family honor. As the traditional audience grows older, the opera as a form of art and recreation is struggling to endure as newer spectators within younger generations are leaving the countryside for China's cities to seek employment.  The tradition suffered a setback 50 years ago during the Cultural Revolution, the period of persecution and upheaval set into motion in May 1966 by Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong to reassert his ideological authority. The operas were banned and most of the troupes were disbanded, but were revived in the late 1970s. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

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Sichuan Opera actors from the Jinyuan Opera Company perform for villagers at the Dongyue Temple in Cangshan, Sichuan province, China. Sichuan opera is a vibrant, centuries-old tradition that showcases the joys and challenges of daily life in rural China with tales of love, tradition, and family honour 

A boy rides a robot style vehicle outsid...A boy rides a robot style vehicle outside a shopping mall in Daqing, Heilongjiang province on May 2, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS ASFOURINICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images

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A boy rides a robot style vehicle outside a shopping mall in Daqing, Heilongjiang province

Visitors look at a Boyue SUV by Chinese automaker Geely at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in Beijing, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. The auto show, which opened to the public on Wednesday, continues through May 4. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

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Visitors look at a Boyue SUV by Chinese automaker Geely at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in Beijing 

Yoga Performance At Tea Garden In Enshi...ENSHI, CHINA - APRIL 24:  (CHINA OUT) Yoga enthusiasts perform at a tea garden on April 24, 2016 in Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Hubei Province of China.  (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

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Yoga enthusiasts perform at a tea garden in Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Hubei Province of China

Students perform Wu Qin Xi, a type of qigong, during a competition in Bozhou...Students perform Wu Qin Xi, a type of qigong, during a competition in Bozhou, Anhui Province, China, April 20, 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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Students perform Wu Qin Xi, a type of qigong, during a competition in Bozhou, China

Formula One - Chinese Grand Prix - Shanghai...Formula One - Chinese Grand Prix - Shanghai, China - 4/15/16 - Ferrari Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany arrives at his garage during the first practice session.  REUTERS/Aly Song

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Ferrari Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany arrives at his garage during the first practice session in Shanghai, China

Air pollution in Beijing...epaselect epa05256265 A Chinese, wearing a mask, passes by a sculpture during a smoggy day in Beijing city, China, 13 April 2016. The Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection received about 15,000 public complaints about pollution in 2015. The air pollution tip-offs became the top 78.3 percent of all complaints received through the ministry's hotline and 68 percent through the WeChat, according to the media reports.  EPA/WU HONG

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A Chinese, wearing a mask, passes by a sculpture during a smoggy day in Beijing city

Marco Polo Flower World In Yangzhou...YANGZHOU, CHINA - APRIL 10:  (CHINA OUT) Aerial view of the flower fields in Marco Polo Flower World on April 10, 2016 in Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province of China. The Marco Polo Flower World included seven themed sessions with various kinds of flowers.  (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

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Aerial view of the flower fields in Marco Polo Flower World in Yangzhou, China. The Marco Polo Flower World included seven themed sessions with various kinds of flowers 

Hong KongñZhuhaiñMacau Bridge...epa05247573 A general view over construction works on the Hong KongñZhuhaiñMacau Bridge on Lantau island in Hong Kong, China, 07 April 2016. The construction project  consists of a series of bridges and tunnels crossing part of the Pearl River Estuary that will connect Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai in mainland China. After several delays and cost overruns the bridge is forecast to be completed by the end of 2017 at a cost of 13.2 billion euro.  EPA/JEROME FAVRE

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A general view over construction works on the Hong Kong Zhuhai Macau bridge on Lantau island in Hong Kong, China. The construction project consists of a series of bridges and tunnels crossing part of the Pearl River Estuary that will connect Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai in mainland China

A farmer walks through rice fields in Qiantang village of Suichuan county...A farmer walks through rice fields in Qiantang village of Suichuan county, Jiangxi Province, China, April 6, 2016. Picture taken April 6, 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 farmer walks through rice fields in Qiantang village of Suichuan county, Jiangxi Province, China

A man crosses a flooded street during rainfall in Shanghai

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A man crosses a flooded street during rainfall in Shanghai 

A man rides an escalator in front of hig...A man rides an escalator in front of high rise buildings in the financial district Lujiazui in Shanghai on April 6, 2016.  / AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELEJOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images

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A man rides an escalator in front of high rise buildings in the financial district Lujiazui in Shanghai  

People walk during a polluted day in Shenyang

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People walk during a polluted day in Shenyang

Delivery men attend a training session in Shanghai

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Delivery men attend a training session in Shanghai, China, on Wednesday

Freddy Nock of Switzerland walks on tightrope during a competition in Wulong county, Chongqing, China, March 30, 2016.

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Freddy Nock of Switzerland walks on tightrope during a competition in Wulong county, Chongqing, China today.

German President Joachim Gauck visits China...epa05223963 Chinese honour guards adjust their attire before a welcome ceremony for German President Joachim Gauck at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, 21 March 2016. The German President is on a five-day state visit to China.  EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

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Honour guards adjust their attire before a welcome ceremony for German President Joachim Gauck at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. The German President is on a five-day state visit to China 

A man hangs towers on fences in an abandoned village near buildings of a residential compound in Guangzhou...A man hangs towers on fences in an abandoned village near buildings of a residential compound in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, March 18, 2016. REUTERS/David Johnson

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A man hangs towels on fences in an abandoned village near buildings of a residential compound in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China

hina's Premier Li Keqiang waves as he arrives at a news conference following the closing ceremony of National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing...China's Premier Li Keqiang waves as he arrives at a news conference following the closing ceremony of National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, March 16, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-hoon

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China‘s Premier Li Keqiang waves as he arrives at a news conference following the closing ceremony of National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing