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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 

Protest against reported Chinese deployment of surface-to-air missile system

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Filipinos stage a demonstration to protest against a report that China deployed a surface-to-air missile system in the disputed South China Sea, in front of the Chinese consular office in Makati city, south of Manila, Philippines, on Friday

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. 

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

Stranded passengers wait outside the Guangzhou Railway Station after trains were delayed as they prepare going back to their hometown ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong province, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. China's travel rush ahead of Lunar New Year has been disrupted by rare snowfall in central parts of the country.  (Color China Photo via AP) CHINA OUT

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Stranded passengers wait outside the Guangzhou Railway Station after trains were delayed as they prepare going back to their hometown ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Guangzhou 

A monkey holds a dice during a performance ahead of the Chinese New Year of the Monkey which falls on February 8, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, January 28, 2016. REUTERS/China Daily      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY     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 monkey holds a dice during a performance ahead of the Chinese New Year of the Monkey which falls on February 8, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province

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

Chinese Paramilitary guards stand on the stairs after Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and UAE's deputy commander-in-chief of the armed forces leaves the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on December 14, 2015.

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Chinese Paramilitary guards stand on the stairs after Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and UAE’s deputy commander-in-chief of the armed forces leaves the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday

Members from North Korea's Moranbong band walk out of their hotel in Beijing on Friday. North Korea's premier pop group, the all-girl Moranbong band formed by leader Kim Jong-Un, is electrifying audiences in China in shows aimed at harmonising out-of-tune ties between the traditional allies

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Members from North Korea’s Moranbong band walk out of their hotel in Beijing on Friday. North Korea’s premier pop group, the all-girl Moranbong band formed by leader Kim Jong-Un, is electrifying audiences in China

A paramilitary policeman wearing a mask stands guard in front of the giant portrait of Chinese late chairman Mao Zedong, amid heavy smog after the city issued its first ever "red alert" for air pollution in Beijing, China, December 9, 2015. Picture taken December 9, 2015.

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A paramilitary policeman wearing a mask stands guard in front of the giant portrait of Chinese late chairman Mao Zedong, amid heavy smog after the city issued its first ever “red alert” for air pollution in Beijing, China