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A slow-shutter exposure shows an aerial view of evening traffic in Shanghai on January 9, 2014. China's auto sales smashed through the 20 million mark last year, growing nearly 14 percent and extending its lead as the world's biggest car market, an industry group said on January 9.

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An aerial view of evening traffic in Shanghai. China’s auto sales smashed through the 20m mark last year, growing nearly 14% and extending its lead as the world’s biggest car market, an industry group said on Thursday

Visitors cool off in a pool at a water theme park in Shanghai, China.

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Visitors cool off at a water theme park in Shanghai, China, on Thursday. Hot weather has set in with temperatures rising to 40C and over in Shanghai

A man puts up a fan to block off the strong sun in the afternoon heat at the Bund, one of the most popular tourist spots in the city, in Shanghai, China, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. Hot weather has set in with temperatures rising up to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in Shanghai. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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A man puts up a fan to block off the strong sun in the afternoon heat at the Bund, one of the most popular tourist spots in the city, in Shanghai, ChinaRead more

Women use umbrellas to protect themselves from the sun as they stand on the bund in front of the financial district in Shanghai

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Women stand on the Bund in front of the financial district in Shanghai, China, as temperature rose to 41.1 degrees Celsius on Tuesday. Read more

A boy cools off in a fountain at a park in Shanghai, China, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.  Hot weather has set in with temperatures rising up to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in Shanghai.

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A boy cools off in a fountain at a park in Shanghai, China on Thursday. Hot weather has set in with temperatures rising up to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in Shanghai.

Cosplay fans get ready on the opening da...Cosplay fans get ready on the opening day of the 9th China International Comics Games Expo (CCG Expo) in Shanghai on July 11, 2013. More than 300 local and international animation and gaming companies are exhibiting at the five-day expo. AFP PHOTO / Peter PARKSPETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images

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Cosplay fans get ready on the opening day of the 9th China International Comics Games Expo in Shanghai, China on Thursday. Read more

Costumed visitors walk about an event venue during the China International Comics and Games Expo in Shanghai, China, Thursday, July 11, 2013.

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Visitors dressed in colourful costumes stroll around the International Comics and Games Expo in Shanghai, China, on Thursday

A man takes a rest in a park from the heat in Shanghai on July 2, 2013. The Shanghai Meteorological Bureau forecast a heat wave as temperatures reached 38 degrees celcius in the city according to state run media.

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A man takes a rest in a park from the heat in Shanghai on Tuesday. The Shanghai Meteorological Bureau forecast a heat wave as temperatures reached 38 degrees Celsius in the city according to state run media.

A skateboarder competes at the Mini Mega competition during the 2013 X-Games at Jiangwan Stadium in Shanghai

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A skateboarder competes at the Mini Mega competition during the 2013 X-Games at Jiangwan Stadium in Shanghai on Monday

A man carries goods on his tricycle on a street in Shanghai on May 13, 2013.  Industrial output in China rose 9.3 percent in April, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said, accelerating from March but below market expectations, underscoring sluggish growth momentum.

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Weighed down: a man carries goods on his tricycle in Shanghai on Monday as data from the National Bureau of Statistics show that output in China rose 9.3 per cent in April. This is an acceleration from March but below market expectations, underscoring sluggish growth momentum