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This picture taken on July 12, 2016 shows a street vendor pulling his cart packed with stuffed animals along a street in Shanghai. China's growth slipped to a new seven-year low of 6.6 percent in the second quarter, according to a survey of economists by AFP, despite government efforts to spur activity in the world's second-largest economy. / AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE / TO GO WITH China-economy-growth-GDP,POLL by Bill SavadoveJOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images

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A street vendor is seen pulling his cart packed with stuffed animals along a street in Shanghai. China’s growth slipped to a new seven-year low of 6.6 percent in the second quarter, according to a survey of economists by AFP, despite government efforts to spur activity in the world’s second-largest economy 

Pedestrians pass a military propaganda poster on a street in Shanghai on July 12, 2016.  Beijing braced on July 12 for an international tribunal's ruling on the South China Sea, where it has expansive territorial claims, with all eyes watching for the Asian giant's reaction on the ground or in the water. Beijing claims sovereignty over almost the whole of the South China Sea, on the basis of a segmented line that first appeared on Chinese maps in the 1940s, pitting it against several neighbours.

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Pedestrians pass a military propaganda poster on a street in Shanghai 

A man does excerices in front of the financial district of Lujiazui in Shanghai

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A man does excerices in front of the financial district of Lujiazui in Shanghai

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

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  

A woman pushes her dogs in a pram at the...A woman pushes her dogs in a pram at the Shanghai International Pet Expo in Shanghai on March 18, 2016.  / AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELEJOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images

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A woman pushes her dogs in a pram at the Shanghai International Pet Expo 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...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 pedestrian holding an umbrella rides up an escalator as the Oriental Pearl Tower stands illuminated at night

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A pedestrian holding an umbrella rides up an escalator as the Oriental Pearl Tower stands illuminated at night in the Lujiazui district of Shanghai, China. The Communist Party ended its four-day plenum on Thursday, with Premier Li Keqiang signaling the leadership may be ready to accept the weakest period of expansion since the economy was opened up three decades ago.

A man flies a kite on the Bund while buildings of Pudong's Lujiazui financial district stand across the Huangpu River as the sun rises in Shanghai, China

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A man flies a kite on the Bund while buildings of Pudong’s Lujiazui financial district stand across the Huangpu River as the sun rises in Shanghai, China. 

An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information of Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index at a brokerage house in Beijing, August 26, 2015. Asian shares struggled on Wednesday as investors feared fresh rate cuts in China would not be enough to stabilise its slowing economy or halt a stock collapse that is wreaking havoc in global markets

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An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information of Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index at a brokerage house in Beijing. Asian shares struggled on Wednesday as investors feared fresh rate cuts in China would not be enough to stabilise its slowing economy or halt a stock collapse that is wreaking havoc in global markets

Skyscrapers Shanghai World Financial Center and Jin Mao Tower are seen during heavy rain at the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai on Friday

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Skyscrapers Shanghai World Financial Center and Jin Mao Tower are seen during heavy rain at the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai on Friday

Visitors look at a Toyota FV2 concept car on display at the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai, China, Tuesday.  The Auto Shanghai international car show opened to the media and runs until 29 April

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Visitors look at a Toyota FV2 concept car on display at the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai, China, on Tuesday. The Auto Shanghai international car show runs until April 29.

Elena Radionova of Russia competes in the ladies short program during the ISU World Figure Skating Championship in Shanghai

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Elena Radionova of Russia competes in the ladies short program during the ISU World Figure Skating Championship in Shanghai on Thursday

A woman poses for a wedding picture at the Bund in front of the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai on a sunny day on March

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A woman poses for a wedding picture at the Bund in front of the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai 

People stand near an inflated Rubber Duck by Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman floating on a lake at the Century Park in Shanghai October 23, 2014.

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People flock to an inflated rubber duck by Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman floating on a lake at the Century Park in Shanghai, China.

A model presents a creation by Jonny Fu during Shanghai Fashion Week in Shanghai October 17, 2014.

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A model wears a creation by Jonny Fu during Shanghai Fashion Week on Friday

A woman sells a portrait of China's late chairman Mao Zedong at a busy street in Shanghai September 12, 2014.

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A woman sells a portrait of China’s late chairman Mao Zedong at a busy street in Shanghai

Diners are suspended from a crane as they enjoy a meal organized by the "Dinner in the Sky" over Lujiazui Financial District in Shanghai on June 27, 2014. Dinner in the Sky kicked off in Shanghai on June 27 with 22 diners enjoying their meal in a sky box suspended from a crane about 50 meters above the ground, at a price that varies from 1,888 yuan (302 USD) to 8,888 yuan (1,423 USD)

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Diners are suspended from a crane as they enjoy a meal organized by the “Dinner in the Sky” over Lujiazui Financial District in Shanghai on Friday. Dinner in the Sky kicked off in Shanghai with 22 diners enjoying their meal in a sky box suspended from a crane about 50 meters above the ground

A child plays among panda sculptures at an installation in Shanghai city, China, 03 June 2014. As many as 100 panda sculptures made of recycled bamboo materials were displayed for citizens at a commercial district in a call for environmental protection.

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A child plays among panda sculptures at an installation in Shanghai, China, on Tuesday. About 100 panda models, made of recycled bamboo, were displayed for citizens at a commercial district to highlight environmental protection issues.